Google Maps launches a new Live View AR feature in London, NYC, LA, and a few other cities.
Google revealed some early details about live view search in September it, was announced Google Maps augmented reality feature will be available in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo starting next week and launched on Android and iOS.
The feature shows you things like cafes and ATMs when you hold up your phone and point it at the world around you.
If you are in a city where a live view search is available, tap the camera button in the Google Maps search bar, point your phone’s camera at the nearby buildings and places, and search for the points that appear and show the points of interest.
You can tap a point to learn more about it. This one is a little easier to understand in a GIF, so check out this one from Google.
The company is also making some other updates to Google Maps. When searching for an electric vehicle charging station, you can now set a Fast Charge filter to help you find stations with 50kW chargers or more, a welcome improvement over simply specifying charger types. Google is also making its Accessible Places feature, which lets you see if a destination on Maps is wheelchair accessible and available globally. It was the first launch in Australia, Japan, the UK, and the US in 2020.
Google also updated some search functions on Thursday. The company lets you search for an exact meal and see which restaurants serve it in your area. This feature will be available on mobile devices and the Android and iOS Google apps.
Multisearch lets you use an image and text in a type for things near me, although initially feature is only available in the US. (Google first announced multi-search near me at I/O in May.) Google is also launching a new tool in the US that lets you view sneakers in AR.
Google has ever worked on making its Maps experience immersive latest AR Live View spec proves so. Currently, Maps with this feature have launched in NYC, London, LA along a few other cities. The latest augmented reality-based feature will make finding things around a place easier and more interesting.
Back in September, Google had hinted at a few deets on Search using Live View for Maps. However, the latest AR-laced feature on both iOS and Android is a piece of great news. Among the other cities, set to get this feature is Tokyo San Francisco, and Paris.
Imagine how exciting for you to find out where the nearest coffee shop or ATM is simply focusing on a specific area around you.
If you are in a place where a search, with Live View, is available simply tap the Maps search bar’s camera button in the Google Maps search bar, focus the phone’s camera and look for dots that appear to indicate where the landmarks are.
Google is making more changes to Google Maps. So much so that you can even hunt for an EV charging station and locate wheelchair-accessible places globally. These are yet to roll out globally and founds a way to Australia, the USA, the UK, and Japan.
Multi-search, which lets users make use of an image as well as text in a unique type of search you look for stuff near me, in the US. Therefore, rest assured that there’s a lot of great stuff coming your way from Google.
Google announced introducing a slew of new Maps, Search, and Shopping features. The features of the company were announced during its search event in September and are now starting to roll them out to users.
Users were able from starting use Search to find their favorite dish at a restaurant near them. For example, truffle mac and cheese can search me to see which nearby cafes carry it on their menu. Once you find a typical talk you’re looking for, you can get more information about its price, ingredients, and more.
Let us use Google’s multi-search feature, another new Search functionality to find specific food near you. Something tasty-looking says to see it online but does not know what it is or where to find it. That sells it nearby in the Google app can now use Lens for Android or iOS to snap a picture or take a screenshot of a dish and add the words near me to find a place.