Google regularly enriches its applications with features to improve user comfort. It is now the turn of Google Maps to benefit from a new device. It is now possible to display the status of the battery on the site.

The Mountain View company brings new features on its Google Mapsapplication . After the 3D Globe mode allowing a more accurate cartographic representation of the globe, Google offers another innovative feature, this time linked to the battery of the user, whose state will be visible.

Battery status now visible on Google Maps

If one can ask at first glance what will be the usefulness of such a feature, one quickly realizes that it will be useful to the followers of the geolocalisation and those who wish to share their position in real time. Whether on Google Maps or Snapchat, sharing its geographical position is indeed possible.

Once the activation of the option accepted, your contacts can know where you are, and therefore get to a potential appointment more easily. But there is a potential obstacle when you run out of batteries.

A more interesting feature than it seems

Indeed, you can suddenly disappear radar of your friends, which may surprise more than one. But in many cases, this is a minor problem, which concerns a weak battery. It is with this in mind that the Mountain View company has decided to offer this new feature that is intended primarily practical.

Users seeking to share their position in real time should soon see this feature, since it is being deployed and it concerns both Android devices that the iPhone. The device should without difficulty find its audience.

And if you’re particularly impatient, you can see if the feature is available on your smart phone. To do this, simply go to Google Maps, go to the menu at the top left of the screen, then go to the ” share position ” and follow the directions.