Google Maps Live View AR walking directions now available for Android and iPhone

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Google maps live view AR walking directions

Google’s new AR walking directions featured in Google Maps known as Google Maps Live View is now available to a wide range of Android phones and the iPhone. Earlier this was only available to Pixel users and Google Maps Local Guides. It guides users with direction arrows and street names of their surroundings in real-time when users hold the phone up next to the streets. To locate buildings and user’s destination directions are overlaid on the camera view of the phone.

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ARCore supported Android devices, and ARKit included iPhones will able to access Google Maps Live View Beta.

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Below are the steps on how to test the Live View Beta:

  1. Search for location where you want to go by walking or tap a nearby location on the map.
  2. Tap the ‘Directions’ button
  3. Navigate to ‘Walking’
  4. Then tap the Live View option at the bottom.

The Google Maps Live View isn’t designed for the idea that you’ll be holding the phone continuously as you walk. It is generally used to overlay the street markers to align yourself in unfamiliar places. The feature is very beneficial if anyone traveling in an unknown location.

Google Maps is likewise getting a no. of other upgrades, consisting of a one-stop ‘Reservations’ tab in Maps for all your stored flights, hotel stays and more, plus it’s supported offline.

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Also read: Augmented Reality (AR) Gamings Bring Your 3DS Experience to An Entire New Level

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