- Google first showed off AR-enabled Google Maps at I/O 2018.
- The new UI offers information about landmarks, popular locations and streets.
- There is no news on when the feature will launch to the masses.
At I/O 2018, Google showed off the ability to use Augmented Reality to navigate using Google Maps. The Augmented Reality (AR) part of maps let users identify landmarks and more in real time. The Wall Street Journal spent some hands on time with the app. Access to the new feature will be given to Local Guides first. Local Guides is the community that reviews places for Google and provides feedback on them. If you have noticed, Google does give you a popup to provide a review every time to visit a place or a popular landmark. You also have the option to answer some helpful questions about a place.