The Mountain View-based search giant has recently announced “the biggest expansion” of the Lens integration in Maps, allowing users to discover their surroundings by scanning them with the mobile phone camera.
Here’s how everything works.
Many years ago, Google launched a feature called Search with Live View, allowing users to activate the game in Google Maps and get information on the locations around them by moving around with the phone’s camera activated. By scanning the surroundings, Google Maps was able to detect businesses, restaurants, landmarks, and other places available on the map and show them on top of the images captured by the camera using augmented reality.
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