In addition, in the mobile application Google Maps has a convenient feature, through which users cannot only share your location but also information about the battery charge on the device. Yes, we are talking about the fact that you can now see the other person's phone battery life as well as track their whereabouts. What do you think of the new feature?
In addition to finding directions or transit information, Google Maps allows users to share their location with others - making it easier to meet up with friends and family. Depending on a user's stance on privacy, this might either be useful or downright creepy. Now click on the "Get Started" button and then select the app through which you wish to share your location link. Now, the feature will also share your phone's battery status when location sharing is enabled. Well, one thing is definite - one can no longer lie about dead battery being the reason behind them not being able to call!
The feature has been in the works for some time - news site Android Police noted it back in February when doing a deeper analysis of Google Maps software, although it appears to have only become widely publicly available recently. Ghosh and his team have been building Google Maps to make Maps app more comprehensive, accurate and reliable.
A quick test confirmed that the shared location displayed the phone's battery life accurately. Of course, sharing your location with a friend remains voluntary in the Android application. You can check out the new feature on both iOS and Android versions of the app today.
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