Following Google Maps on foot is not always the easiest way, especially if you're on a busy street or a shaky connection and the navigation is only slightly delayed. Trying to follow the little blue dots that lead you to your destination can be challenging ̵
The Live View feature displays the area around you in your phone's camera. With AR, you can place large arrows that indicate exactly when you need to turn left or right. If you get lost, you can turn your phone or body until you see the arrows pointing you in the right direction.
Live View is now available for walking navigation only. However, we would not be surprised if Google finally opened it for directions. (Google did not respond immediately to a request for comments.) This week, Google will slowly roll out the feature on Android phones and iPhones.
How to use Live View on your phone.
. 1 Open the Google Maps app on your phone. (Of course, this is not available in desktop navigation.)
2. Enter the address or company name you want in the search bar and select the location.
3. Tap Directions .
4. Select the symbol Go .
5. Tap the blue button Live View (just beside the button Start ). As you approach your destination, large arrows and the street name that guide you will appear on your screen.
For more Google tips, see Using Google Maps to check driving speed and prevent drowning in Google Chrome browser tabs – How to restore your sanity.