Google has introduced an “indoor maps” feature to the “Find My Device” app so that it can direct users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones. The search engine giant has not specifically listed which buildings the new feature applies to, so users would have to test their luck, The Verge reported on Tuesday.
“The ‘Find My Device’ app helps you locate your lost Android and lock it until you get it back and indoor maps would help you to find your device in airports, malls, or other large buildings,” the app description on Google Play Store read.
The latest version of Find My Device 2.3.008 comes with these two updates:
- Support for indoor maps to help you find your device in airports, malls, or other large buildings
- Support for work profile
The company has not listed the specific buildings which it has added to its network, and it may be for limited locations as of now, but it definitely gives an insight into how the company plans to make this feature more useful.
Recently, Google also updated its Maps app that allowed users to connect with Businesses around you. It is worth adding that the search giant last year launched a feature that allowed customers to send messages to Businesses from their Business Profiles on Google. The same is now integrated inside the Google Maps app. It has been explained that users will start seeing those messages that they had with businesses inside the Maps app and can continue can be found in the side menu of both Google Maps for both Android and iOS.
The “Find My Device” app also allows users to see their smart devices on a map based on their current or last known location, navigate to their devices with Google Maps, play a sound at full volume, even if the device is on silent mode or lock it with a custom message and contact number on lock screen. The app was launched last year in May as part of the search engine giant’s built-in malware protection for Android Google Play Protect.