Friday , November 27 2020

Google Maps adds a huge arrow for targeted challenges. Turn it on now



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Just follow the huge blue arrows.

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Trying to navigate Google Maps and walking at the same time is not always the easiest, especially if you're on a busy street or a shaky connection means that your navigation is so easy. Even following the little blue dots that point you can be challenging – they just aren't easy to see and don't always pinpoint where you are. But a new feature in the Google Maps app for iPhone and Android makes it 100% crystal clear where to go. How? By placing a massive arrow on the screen to tell you so. It's called Live View and is here to help you get to your destination.

The Live View feature presents the area around you as viewed through your phone's camera using an AR to place huge arrows that tell you exactly when to turn left or right. If you get lost, you can rotate your phone or body until you see the arrows pointing at you in the right direction.

Currently, Live View is only available for walking navigation, but we wouldn't be surprised if Google eventually opened it to driving directions as well. (Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) This week, Google will slowly roll out the feature to Android and iPhone phones, so keep checking back.

Here's how to use Live View on your phone.


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1. Open the Google Maps app on your phone. (This is not accessible for desktop navigation, of course.)

2. In the search bar, enter the address or business name of your business and select a location.

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4. Select walking icon.

5. Tap the blue Live button (it is right next to begining button). Now, as you begin to walk to your destination, large arrows and a street name will appear on the screen to guide you.

For even more tips from Google, see how you can use Google Maps to check your driving speed and how to stop choking on sections of Google Chrome – Here's how to restore strength.


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