While #GoogleMaps has traditionally shown the direction at which you’re facing, a new update enhances this to some extent. While users were able to see a pointing indicator, this new update now has a cone shaped indicator, giving a good idea of your periphery. This will be very useful if you need help navigating while you’re walking in a relatively new place.
The feature has been available for beta testers of Google Maps for quite a while, but it’s good to see that the feature is also seeding to the regular users. While this is not exactly a major addition to Maps, it will no doubt be welcomed by frequent users of the app.
Naturally, your device needs to be calibrated in order to get a proper view of the cone. This can be done by swinging your phone in a curved motion as Google shows in its GIF below.
Are you seeing this feature already? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Google Maps Blog