Google's Latest Update Brings AR-based Search with Live View on Google Maps

Google has added some new features to Google Maps known as AR-based Live view hunt.

Kapish Khajuria
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Google latest update brings AR based search with Live View on Google Maps 1

Google has added some new features to Google Maps known as AR-based Live view hunt. The latest updates in Maps come with the capability to search the surroundings with a smartphone’s camera.


The American technology company showcased the live view feature during its Search On event earlier this time. The new feature is called augmented reality-based Live View hunt for Google Charts. Now, the company is prepared to roll out the upgrade, according to the news agency ANI.

The new Live View search option, using billions of Street View images, AI and AR, can give a better idea to users of their surroundings. It also displays shops, cafes, banks, ATMs, etc indeed if they aren't in sight and are around the corner. One just needs to go allow the camera on their phone in Maps and point in the direction they need, reported GSM Arena as quoted by ANI.

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  • The new feature looks like the current Live View which helps users to navigate using the phone’s camera in real-time.
  • The Live View mode will overlay arrows on top of a user’s surroundings as well as point to milestones or other places they're looking for, ANI reported.
  • The markers popping up on these installations now have useful information similar to busy hours, price range, standing, and, of course, whether it’s open or not.

As per GSM Arena, a new EV charging station option is also coming allowing you to indeed search for compatible stations and fast charging spots above 50 kWh.

In addition, this feature will also allow druggies to add another sludge grounded on their electric vehicle’s draw type. This will filter out stations which are near and compatible with their vehicle. Both these features live on Android and iOS bias in some countries where electronic vehicles are used generally.

The new function will be originally available only in named metropolises including Los Angeles, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo, according to GSM Arena.