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Feb 11, 2019 1:05 PM 2+ mon ago

Google begins testing AR walking navigation for Maps     - CNET

The search giant said Monday it's testing an update to the app's walking navigation feature, so you could use your phone's camera and arrows on the screen to help you find your way. The company first announced the feature at its I/O developer conference in May, but said Monday it's rolling the update out to a small number of the app's Local Guides, a community of Google Maps users who voluntarily contribute local information about businesses and test out new features. Google said it doesn't have a timeline for a broader release.

The point of the new feature is to help you orient yourself when you're following a walking map. It also helps to solve a common annoyance in many big cities: You get out of a subway and you have no idea which way you're facing, so you ...

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