Immersive Views, the interactive Google Maps feature first announced at Google I/O 2022, is finally rolling out to users in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. for the next few months.
Immersive View combines Street View and aerial imagery to display a digital, real-time representation of your city on Google Maps. Google confirms this.
(opens in new tab) Users in Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence and Venice will have instant access to innovative navigation tools.
We have offices in New York and London, but we still don’t have access to Immersive View (so we haven’t been able to test it), which suggests Google is rolling out new features by area. (probably requires a lot of data processing to implement at scale).Some Reddit users
(opens in new tab) However, it shares images of the immersive view in action, so you know it’s currently live in a specific region.
The immersive view not only provides aerial photos of famous landmarks and real-time crowd, weather and traffic information, but also uses your phone’s camera to show important locations such as shops, ATMs and restaurants in your area. highlight the location.
Again, Google has already started rolling out this sub-feature (called Search with Live View) in London, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo, but Barcelona, Dublin and Madrid are next.
Live view search now available on Google Maps for Barcelona, Dublin and Madrid (Image credit: Google)
Indoor Live View – a Google Maps feature that displays AR-powered arrows to help you find the nearest restrooms, lounges, taxi stands, car rentals and other indoor spots – is expanding to more locations as well. This particular feature will be available in the United States, Zurich and Tokyo from 2021, but Google currently has Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Paris, Prague, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei supports indoor live view.
That means Google’s Immersive View Google Maps feature will be rolling out to more users in more regions than ever in the coming months, so check out the Google Maps app to see what new options are available. Please Confirm.
We recommend connecting to Wi-Fi before testing these features. One Redditor
(opens in new tab) Immersive View notes that it consumed 2GB of data in just 30 minutes, so Google Maps should be used with caution if mobile data is limited.
For more Google Maps content, check out our roundup of 10 things you didn’t know you could do with Google Maps and a head-to-head comparison of Apple Maps and Google Maps.