With Black Friday approaching, shoppers are getting all geared up to hit the store. But maybe you’re more of a Cyber Monday type of shopper, well there’s some good news just been announced for you! Google announced the launch of several new search features to help users in their online quests. The new features are integrated across Search, Maps, Shopping and even Google Lens. We don’t know about all of you but that sounds like a good deal to us!
Google Maps Update: Live View & EV
Big changes have come to Google Maps! Starting off strong with an exciting new feature that enables you to see what is happening at a select location in live time. Although this isn’t live streaming by clicking on the camera option you will see a more accurate display of a location in real time.
To use this feature you must hop onto the Google Maps app and go to town using augmented reality!
That’s not the only thing Google Maps has new in-store. Maps also includes filters for charging station so you can find an EV all that much faster. This can show CSS and CHAdeMo charges that do 350kW or even 50Kw, plus Google may even show their availability,” Search Engine Land reports.
Its important that everyone gets to take advantage of these new features so Google’s new filtering for wheelchair-accessible entrances is the best!
Google Shopping: AR Beauty & AR Shoes
Augmented reality is really stealing the spotlight on this round of updates. The update for shopping is really a huge step forward, especially in the beauty industry. With the new AR update, you can select a stock model and tryout shades of foundation or lipstick you’ve been wanting.
“Google added a new photo library with 150 models representing a diverse spectrum of skin tones, ages, genders, face shapes, ethnicities and skin types to help you accurately test over 2,000 foundation shades from a wide selection of brands,” reported Search Engine Land.
Also another unique feature added is the AR option for trying on shoes. You can twist and turn in all angles to see what the kicks you’ve been eyeing would look like on you.
Most of these updates were announced at the Google SearchOn 22 event! These features were in testing phases and now that they’ve launched keep your eyes peeled for more updates!