Google tests feature for Google Maps, which allows a user to see a where their friends are.
A source acquired images of an internal test build of the Google Maps app. In the beta version of the app, there is a new option called “Friends”. By tapping on it, friend’s locations are shown. The GPS data is presumably shared until the function is turned off.
A location will be shared only if a person elects to do so with a new “navigation sharing” option. It may also be specified to whom the location data is sent. A user can, for example, share his current location only with his family.
Hands-free faster route
According to the report, there is a “hands free faster route” option that, when turned on, will let the app to ask the user to say “Yes” or “No” if it finds any faster way to get from A to B. At last, Google is seemingly working to save searches and direction information offline.
The feature is currently being tested by Google, but it is not known whether it will be added to the public version of the app.
Apple provides a similar feature within a single app. With “Find My Friends” option users can share locations with each other through Apple devices.