Hello Mi Fans,
Greetings from Mi Community Bangladesh Tech Team. Hopefully everyone is fine. The present era is the era of technology. In today's era, majority of smartphones manufactured, comes with Google apps pre-installed. That is, to say that Google holds a dominant position in global technology industry and they have been presenting new apps with continuous developement to customers.
Among many useful apps, Google Maps is one of them which had made our lives easier and we can find any places within a moment and also reach there conveniently. It has gone through numerous developements and recently it has added a new feature which is known as Live View and it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to show walking directions to users. Currenty, this new feature is available for walking directions only. It was rolled by Google for non-Pixel devices on August 8th and would gradually reach all devices that support ARCore and ARKit technology of Google.
A GIF showing what if feels like to use Live View feature of Google Maps and the location is near Eiffel Tower in France, Paris. It is given below.
Moreover, the latest update of AR feature now enables users to use the app for tracking their flights as well as the hotels they have reserved through the new "Reservations Tab" (See the picture below) and it also works offline. Through the Your Match feature they can find restaurants that suits to their taste as well as see the booking time and also book a reservation. Besides, with the updated version of Timeline Feature, users can see the restaurants and shops exact location of that they have visited during their trip and recommended it by sharing it with families and friends.
Let's see how to use Live View feature-
Start by opening Google Maps on your phone
On the search bar, type your destination
Head over to the "Direction" option and press it
Find the "Walking" option and choose it, with the availability of feature, "Live View" option would be there beside "Start" option. If is there then press it.
This picture shows the working method of Live View. Here, Google Maps will display information such as the street number of the destination you are searching for, correction direction pointed by arrows, and once you reach your destination, a visual marker will let you know about it.
To focus more on the surroundings rather than holding the phone up while walking, the app also alerts the user about it.
To sum up, Google would probably add more features to Google Maps thereby making it more convenient for users. As time goes by, technology would gradually develop.
Thank you for reading.
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