As revealed by the source Androidpolice, Google Maps platform can now even show the battery percentage of the user sharing his/her location. The update, reportedly in testing for weeks, is turned on by default-but there doesn't yet appear to be an option to toggle it off. The new feature is being introduced in India to tackle the public urination and defection issue that has been a menace for quite long.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The article "The First Google Maps War" by Frank Jacobs on February 28, 2012, explains how Google Maps nearly cause a war in 2010. The Explore tab, meanwhile, also gained new features, and Google promised better suggestions that are tailored to each user by turning to AI and personalization in its recommendation engine. It's not clear if you can turn the battery life indicator off if you don't want to share that information. "I just noticed today it shows me her battery percentage is at 80 percent", the post read.
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.
Users can check this by sharing their location with their friends on Google Maps. For example, if they haven't called or texted after a while, it might be because they're running low on juice.
Data about the battery level can be useful in emergency situations.
To share your location in Google Maps, all you need to do is tap and hold on any location to drop a pin. As per some fresh information a user would now be able to view the battery percentage of the user another side.