It was first announced back in 2018, and now Google Maps has finally started testing its augmented reality navigation feature. The feature uses your phone’s camera to help you find your way in real-time, saving you the embarrassment of orientating yourself around a blue dot. Google first announced the feature at its 2018 IO developer conference, but it’s yet to be rolled out to all consumers. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that the feature is finally being tested with some users. The feature uses location data alongside imagery form your phone’s camera to match your position via Google Street View. Using this information, the feature can overlay arrows and other visual cues to guide you on your journey. Read More Google Maps In its current iteration, users have to hold their camera up and point to nearby points, which takes a few seconds. However, the Wall Street Journal explained that it works ‘with remarkable precision.’ It remains unclear when Google will roll the feature out to all users.
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