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Location Sharing in Google Maps Now Includes Battery Percentage

The feature was first spotted in February by tech website Android Police when it did a teardown of the Google Maps v9.71 beta

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Google's new Search feature gives single result to certain queries. Pixabay

Google has announced adding a nifty feature to its Google Maps app that includes the battery level (of the user’s phone) in the set of information that they share.

“When you share your location with someone in the Google Maps app, it shows up on your friend’s map, which they can use to locate exactly where you are. With the new update of battery inclusion, it has become easy to tell why someone hasn’t called to tell you if they’re lost or finally made it to their destination,” The Verge reported late on Thursday.

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Google to Mention Battery Percentage in Live Location Sharing. Wikimedia Coomons

The feature has a big potential when it comes to the safety of users.

“You’ll be able to keep a watchful eye on how much battery life they have left. Now, there won’t be as much cause for worry if someone’s location drops off because you’ll be able to know if it could just be because their phone died,” the report added.

Also Read: Google Maps: India Based ‘Two-Wheeler’ Feature Launched to Whole Asia

The feature was first spotted in February by tech website Android Police when it did a teardown of the Google Maps v9.71 beta. (IANS)

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Google Adds ‘Snakes’ Game on Maps For April Fool’s Day

The game would be available for all Android and iOS users, worldwide for a week, the post noted

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A Google logo is displayed at the entrance to the internet based company's offices in Toronto. VOA

Adding a fun-touch for users on April Fool’s Day, Google is rolling out the classic “Snakes” game on Maps with a slight twist.

Instead of animated snakes, the game would represent different cities with busses and trains for users to choose from.

“To start playing, simply open the Google Maps app, tap on the menu icon on the top left corner, then select ‘Play Snake’ to get your daily dose of 90s nostalgia,” said Omar Abdelaziz, Product Manager, Google Maps.

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On selecting their city of choice, users would have to swipe their train or bus around the city on Maps and pick up as many passengers as they can.

The search-engine giant has also created a stand-alone website for the game.

Also Read- Facebook Adding User-control Feature For The News Feed: Report

“Navigate different cities around the world in this rendition of the classic arcade game ‘Snake’,” the pop-up appearing on Maps titled “April Fools!” reads.

The game would be available for all Android and iOS users, worldwide for a week, the post noted. (IANS)