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Google Maps is getting a ton of new features — here's what to expect and when

Google Maps is getting a ton of new features — here's what to expect and when

Google Maps is easily one of the company's most successful products. The era of using a paper guide or linear follow-them-or-get-lost MapQuest directions is long over. And though some competing services like Apple Maps might be prettier, Google Maps is king when it comes to functionality, tools, and services integrations. But the best-of-the-best is getting better this summer, and Google is rolling out a handful of new tools and tweaks, like indoor AR navigation, weather and air quality information, grocery pickup integration, and tweaks to reduce your dead-dinosaur-burning car's carbon footprint.

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AR walking navigation is coming to Google Maps, starting with a preview for Pixels

AR walking navigation is coming to Google Maps, starting with a preview for Pixels

One of the best parts about Google Maps, and the feature I use more than anything else, is navigation. There are a slew of options, from your typical driving to walking to even public transit (if there is any where you live). But walking while staring down at your phone can indeed be dangerous, so Google is adding AR walking navigation to Maps, with Pixels getting an early preview.

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Google Maps’ futuristic AR walking navigation is now in testing by Level 5+ Local Guides

Google Maps’ futuristic AR walking navigation is now in testing by Level 5+ Local Guides

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal got a hands-on with Google Maps' upcoming artificial reality-based walking navigation feature. Local Guides were said to be getting access to this as well, though very few had actually gotten the feature. AR navigation has now rolled out to Local Guides level 5 and up, and it looks pretty cool.

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