Google Maps location sharing feature to also carry battery percentage

Google Maps location sharing feature to also carry battery percentage

Google Maps location sharing feature to also carry battery percentage

Google has recently pushed a new update to this system which will stop people worrying if you suddenly stop broadcasting or replying to their messages. Google is adding another feature that at first glance might seem silly. The new feature will show your phone's battery percentage with whomever you share your location with via Google Maps. It's now got a tiny update that makes it a lot more useful. You will see that contact's information, including their name and location, as well as the option to get directions to where they are. Moreover, the feature also didn't show the exact percentage level of the battery until now. For example, if they haven't called or texted after a while, it might be because they're running low on juice. Back in June, a host of new personalization features were launched, including streamlining the process of locating restaurants, cafes, and other places to eat and drink.

This was first spotted in February by Android Police when it did a teardown of the Google Maps v9.71 beta. The previous implementation was less accurate, however.

It is being reported that the tech giant is now working towards the addition of the public toilets in the Google Maps. Now, it's much more precise, and it also displays a charging icon as well. Just note that it's shared automatically when sharing location data, and there doesn't appear to be a way to toggle it off.

The feature is now live on Google Maps' mobile apps, so you can try it right away. The new feature is being introduced in India to tackle the public urination and defection issue that has been a menace for quite long.

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