The feature uses historical parking data to calculate a parking hard score that is shown in Google Map's direction card - the options include "Limited", "Medium" and "Easy".
The first feature allows for Find My Friends-style location sharing. That said, your friends and family members won't need to have the app installed in order to see where you are; you can just share your location using a short link.
"When you're sharing your location, the people you've chosen to share with will see you on their map".
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Here's how reports suggest it would work: after downloading maps on Google Play store, you use the blue dot to mark your location and save your parking. If you're running late, you will also be able to share your real-time location and trip progress from navigation.
The functionality allows you to share your location with anyone you want. Or perhaps you have trouble remembering where you parked, be it in the Target parking lot or in a crowded downtown shopping area? Then, you click on "share location". Earlier this year it added a parking availability feature that let you know how hard it would be to find a spot at your destination, but the latest addition to the Maps beta is one we've been waiting years for. You can even configure this option to provide an alert when you're coming close to your time expiration or when time has expired. In this case, sharing automatically ends whenever you make it to wherever you're headed. When someone shares their location with you, you'll have the option of reciprocating by sharing your own location, or pulling up directions to the person's address. Tap a contact, and you're location will be shared with them. Automation could also be on the cards in future updates, which will thereby make the app a lot more useful for those who keep forgetting where they parked their vehicles.
Google Maps' newest feature will remind users where they parked their automobile.