The AR feature in Google Maps that Google first demoed more than a year ago — a heads-up mode called Live View that provides directions from phones’ cameras in real time — will roll out in beta in the coming weeks for compatible iOS and Android devices, the company today announced. Live View was previously to users who were enrolled in the Google Maps beta and were level 5 or above in Google’s Local Guides program, and to owners of Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, and older Pixel smartphones.

As before, Live View will require an ARCore- and ARKit-supported smartphone and will only work in countries where Google Street View is available. Google also warns that Live View will slightly increase Maps’ battery and cellular

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