If you thought Apple's Flyover mode was good, you're going to love what Google's Immersive View can do

google maps is getting its most awesome update in years
(Image credit: Google)

Join our newsletter

All the best features, news, tips and great deals to help you live a better life through technology

Thank you for signing up to T3. You will receive a verification email shortly.

There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.

By submitting your information you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and are aged 16 or over.

With its latest Google Maps update, Google has made maps fun again. Its newly announced Immersive View uses clever AI and Google’s enormous image library to deliver a Street View-style experience for indoor spaces. It’s like Apple’s Flyover mode, except in addition to flying over you can fly in and fly around inside. It’s brilliant: it’s like you have your own personal drone, enabling you to get a drone’s eye view of restaurants, malls and more. 

Here’s Google’s gif of the feature in action.

google maps is getting its most awesome update in years

(Image credit: Google)

Immersive maps aren’t just pretty. They’re pretty useful too

This isn’t tech for the sake of it. Google wants Maps to give you all the information you need, from what a place looks like at different times of the day to what a restaurant, venue or transport hub looks like inside. It’s a supercharged Street View, bringing places to life in ways that we’ll soon wonder how we managed without.

Here’s another gif from Google giving you a better idea of what you’ll experience.

google maps is getting its most awesome update in years

(Image credit: Google)

Impressive, isn’t it? Inevitably it’s going to be a while before Immersive View makes its way to every neighbourhood, so this year’s cities are LA, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo; more cities will then be added over time. That’s not a surprise: the amount of data this involves is staggering, so it’ll probably be some time before you can see the inside of my local pub. While the images look like drone footage, they’re actually generated from lots and lots of static photos.

The good news is that the new feature is coming to pretty much everybody. Google says it’ll “work on just about any phone and device”. It’ll be interesting to see how this feature ends up being used: it’d be a pretty great educational tool as well as a travel one. Throw augmented or virtual reality into the mix and things start getting really interesting indeed.

NEWS RELATED

How to sync Clash of Clans data from Android to iphone 6 plus, 6, ip 5s, 5, 4s, 4 and vice versa

The community of Clash of Clans players is already very large, in many cases we change devices and want to continue playing previously played data on the old machine but do not know how, please read the instructions below. How to sync Clash of Clans on iPhone and Android iOS ...

View more: How to sync Clash of Clans data from Android to iphone 6 plus, 6, ip 5s, 5, 4s, 4 and vice versa

How to record Vivavideo videos on Android, iPhone

If you do not know, how to record Vivavideo videos on Android and iPhone is one of the ways to create impressive movies on phones that are loved and used by many young people today. Let’s explore with TechtipsNReview.com what’s special when we record Vivavideo videos on Android and iPhone. ...

View more: How to record Vivavideo videos on Android, iPhone

Backup photos and videos to Google Photos on Android

Proceed to back up photos and videos Google Photos on Android is also one of the ways to help you free up memory for your phone when it’s full, Google photos can store up to GB of photo, video and above all very secure, so you don’t have to worry ...

View more: Backup photos and videos to Google Photos on Android

Meta and Google’s Gradient back LatAm startup OlaClick

Over 80% of food delivery orders in Latin America are still made over phone calls and settled with cash. OlaClick, a young startup that is helping these restaurants sell online and collect money digitally, announced on Thursday it has received backing from scores of investors including Gradient, Meta and ...

View more: Meta and Google’s Gradient back LatAm startup OlaClick

How to listen to music in youtube videos when exiting the application

If you want to listen to music in youtube videos when you exit the application without losing music and can continue to use other applications, the following article, 9mobi will share with you how to do that to listen to music in youtube videos when the screen is off as ...

View more: How to listen to music in youtube videos when exiting the application

Create iCloud account on Android

In this article, TechtipsNReview.com will guide you through creating an iCloud account on Android for those who want to switch from Android to iOS without a computer to register for this account. How to create an iCloud account, register for iCloud on iPhone How to fix the “account not verified” ...

View more: Create iCloud account on Android

Procon-SP quer que Google explique como protege celulares em caso de roubo

SÃO PAULO, SP (FOLHAPRESS) – O Procon-SP notificou o Google nesta quarta-feira (25) para que a empresa preste esclarecimento sobre as medidas de segurança do sistema Android em caso de roubo e furto de celulares. A entidade quer saber se a empresa oferece bloqueio de sistema operacional para os aparelhos ...

View more: Procon-SP quer que Google explique como protege celulares em caso de roubo

Android Central's review and recommendation process

© Provided by Android Central Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera Lenses The team at Android Central is comprised of a group of tech enthusiasts who eat, sleep, and breathe all things Android. Our ranks include experts in several related areas, including Google apps and services, mobile gaming, PlayStation, AR/VR, ...

View more: Android Central's review and recommendation process

Pixel Fold: por este motivo se retrasa el lanzamiento de este modelo plegable de Google

Brawlhalla finally has a fix for Android and PC sound bugs

Indian YouTuber Amreen Bhat killed in Kashmir by suspected militants

Millions of iPhone and Android owners can get FREE upgrade today thanks to Google

Britain's regulator launches second probe into Google's ad practices

GNTM „einfach nur Abfall“: Hier zerstört Youtuber Rezo Heidi Klums „Germany’s Next Topmodel“

ジョニー・デップの裁判映像がYouTubeやTikTokで大流行 DV軽視を指摘する声も

Google: Android 13 Beta 2.1 Update Is Available Now

Rusia expulsará a periodistas extranjeros si YouTube bloquea los contenidos de Moscú

U.S. bill would bar Google, Apple from hosting apps that accept China's digital yuan

Influencer, tiktoker o youtuber: ultimi giorni per i casting di Diaco

UK Watchdog Launched Second Investigation into Google Over Antitrust Abuses on AdTech

OTHER NEWS