Google Maps Live View will let you use AR to explore big cities like New York

A new Google Maps update will let you use augmented reality (AR) to explore key locations in major cities.

The feature is called Live View, and it was first mentioned in September during Google’s Search On 22 event. By tapping the new camera icon on the Maps search bar, a series of AR dots will appear on the screen, highlighting landmarks, shops and even ATMs. All you have to do is point your smartphone camera around the surrounding area. These dots will tell you how far a company is and in which direction. In addition, positions that are not immediately visible will also be highlighted, according to the announcement (opens in a new tab).

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