Google Maps Might Start Showing Building Entrances Soon

If you ever need to go somewhere you’ve never gone before, Google Maps is your best bet. In spite of the fact that this is the case, this app comes with a very serious flaw which is that you might struggle to find the actual entrance of a building through it. While it might seem like Google does pinpoint the entrance on the map, oftentimes this pin is quite far away from the actual location of the entrance.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that some users have reported seeing entrances on Google Maps at long last. These users have reported seeing markers that are actually placed right where the entrance actually is, and it covers practically any building you might get to through Google Maps. Only a handful of users have reported this so far, which seems to suggest that Google is currently testing the feature in anticipation of a wider release down the line. The way this feature works is that the entrance will be marked by a white circle and there will also be a green border present. The presence of an arrow can allow users to get to where they need to go faster than might have been the case otherwise.

This is a great deal better than the extremely inaccurate entrances that people used to be forced to see on Google Maps. There’s a good chance that it will vastly improve the user experience because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up saving people time as they go about their day. Of course, there are still some inaccuracies that you might notice here or there. This update appears to be device specific rather than something that has to do with the app itself, and it is exclusively available on Android phones so far. Google might be doing a limited testing phase to figure out areas that it can improve upon, and there’s no telling when the company might end up going for a wider rollout in the near to distant future.

Images: Android Police.

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