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Live View AR mode now rolling out in Google Maps

Back at I/O 2018, Google announced a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps that lets you see directions in the real world.

Previously it was only available to Google Local Guides but now the feature is rolling out to users on Android and iOS under the name Live View.

Live View works when you’re using walking directions in Maps and you’ll soon see an option for Start AR/Live View after putting in your destinations.

Arrows and directions will be placed in the real world to help guide you and it works best when outdoors and will use buildings and landmarks to see where you are.

Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit will be able to use the Live View beta in Google Maps as it rolls out this week.

In addition to Live View, Google is also adding features from the recently discontinued Trips app, including the ability to see your upcoming trips.

To access them, tap on Your Places and then you should see a Reservations tab to see a list of your upcoming trips. It also works offline, so no need to worry about checking your itinerary when travelling.

Source: Google

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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