Google Maps Starts Sharing Phone Battery Life When Users Share Their Location

Isaac Cain
August 5, 2018

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. Instead, it showed a range of what someone's battery was between - "Brian's battery level is between 50 percent and 75 percent and is charging".

Last year Google implemented a location sharing feature within Google Maps so that friends and family could keep track of one another. You will see that contact's information, including their name and location, as well as the option to get directions to where they are.

Remember the time when you are trying to navigate to an unknown place to meet your friends and the battery dies down?

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The location sharing feature has been around since March 2017 and has proved itself very useful, especially in scenarios where you or your friends are lost and you need to guide them precisely to their destination.

It also gave people the ability to call or text each other from inside the app. Google is also planning to expand the new feature to other regions of the country and is seeking help from the government authorities for the same.

Android Police first discovered the feature back in February, but it wan't this specific. A simple tweak to the way the location information is displayed now simply shows low much juice your phone has left. However, then a new feature was tested only in the web version of the map service and did not apply to the application. The new feature is being introduced in India to tackle the public urination and defection issue that has been a menace for quite long. Just be aware that it will be active until you turn it off again.

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