Google Maps location sharing now adds phones battery life

Google Maps Street View It looks as though the man in the blue T-shirt has been felled by his pal

Google Maps Street View It looks as though the man in the blue T-shirt has been felled by his pal

Through the location sharing feature of Google Maps, users cannot only see where their friends are, but how much juice is in their friend's phone. You can also set the duration of location sharing to a few hours or even indefinitely. This function allows users to travel to their contact's location or give them an estimated time of arrival. Now, the feature will also share your phone's battery status when location sharing is enabled.

But it also presents the opportunity for users screening a call with the excuse that their phone is about to die to get called out. Now users cannot only share your location but also information about the battery charge on your device.

This is why we wanted to ask you if you are fine with Google sharing your battery life as well as your location with your exes.

Google has quietly updated its location sharing feature in Google Maps, including details that might calm your friends and family's fears if you suddenly disappear from the map. According to the Android Police, analysis confirmed the battery displays had become increasingly accurate in recent weeks. Not anymore. If there's a shortest distance to go from A to B, Google will now show an option if you're on a two-wheeler.

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Data about the battery level can be useful in emergency situations.

The fresh update is reminiscent of the now-defunct service Google Latitude, first introduced in 2009, which let Google Maps users track their friends' smartphone locations.

The feature was spotted by Reddit users and appears to be present in the iOS and Android versions of the app.

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