Large, flashing arrows are used to show you where to walk, and when you reach your destination, a red pin will appear on your screen. On top of that, your battery would drain really fast, so it's probably best to use the AR navigation feature in shorter intervals.
Google Maps would then compare the buildings and landmarks with the Street View data it has gathered.
During last year's Google I/O, the company showed off the integration between Google Lens and Google Maps. Google isn't expecting you to use this feature throughout the entire guidance but rather wants you to navigate complex intersections more easily.
The future version of the Maps application will let you access a special AR mode through a dedicated button or by lifting your phone.
Google is letting some of its select users test the augmented reality (AR) navigation feature for Google Maps - a feature that would provide people with directions from the phone's camera in real time. Now reports suggest that the company is testing the feature with a small group of Local Guides. In the meantime, Maps users will have to make do with the traditional map view. Go to 9:41 in the video below to see the feature in action.
Though Google is yet to announce the launch date of the AR feature, the report said that it will be launched "only when Google is satisfied that it's ready".
The WSJ's David Pierce notes that the feature will likely end up on the AR glasses that many companies are now either working on or selling. After it has done this, it then creates directions for the user based on the location. The idea is to help users with short-term directions.
Google is rolling out a tool called "Your Match", which uses machine learning to determine your location and interests, serving up targeted suggestions for new businesses opening up in your area and more.
Something to look forward to: Have you ever found yourself frustrated with Google Maps, walking the wrong way when the blue dot thinks you're somewhere else?