Celebrating its 15th anniversary last month, Google Maps has added a new feature by updating the maps mobile app. Apart from navigating in Maps, it previewed a number of upcoming features with “Live View” access. Google first introduced the walking directions feature, supported by augmented reality in I / O 2018. This feature was released on Android and iOS last year. Currently, there is access to the camera-based user interface “Live View”, ie “Live View” as well as walking directions. Google makes Live View much more available in the app. After selecting or searching for a location, a new Live View will appear just above the existing button to center you on the map.

Google Maps Live View has been updated
According to the report of 9to5Google, the company started testing a new feature in Live View that will give users faster access to AR navigation. Currently, to access Live View on Google Maps, you first need to start walking directions in the app, then press the Live View button to open the camera-based user interface. Deciding to fix the feature that can be overlooked by those who do not know this feature, Google is now testing a new Live View button (FAB) that appears just above the existing button, which helps you center yourself on the map.

Live View FAB will be easier to find in the interface
The new Live View FAB now appears immediately when searching for a location on Google Maps. When you touch the button, the camera interface opens to show how far and away from a current location. After finding the destination with the arrow, you can start the AR-guided navigation.

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Easier accessibility of the Live View feature is a well thought-out feature for users to shoot at their locations. The feature is currently available for only a few beta users. So Google hasn’t published any information for wider use yet. You will have to wait a while before you can use the new Live View FAB on your phone.


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