Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

No doubt Pokemon Go still the hottest mobile game, even though the game seems to have faded the initial excitement. Niantic Labs is working on some hot new features for Pokemon Go, but also some neat new tricks for players. The company may not be part of Google anymore, but Niantic and Google Maps partnered to offer players a handy new feature.

A Reddit user GoldLeader272 noticed a juicy new addition to the activity selector in the Timeline feature of Google Maps: users can now indicate that they were "catching Pokémon," i.e. playing Pokémon GO on their phones. Users can even update Timeline activities on the Android app: go to "Your timeline," tap on the travel (car, walking, bus, cycling, etc.) icon, and then edit it to "catching Pokémon." Neat.

The Timeline feature, it's one of those things hidden deep in Google Maps that only a small fraction of the total userbase actually pays attention to.

Timeline allows users to see an overview of where they've been, and if they happened to use Maps' navigation or driving mode to get there, it will essentially give them a step-by-step map of where they've been and how they were travelling.

Timeline is mostly automatic, but it can be edited; for example, someone who's wheelchair-bound can edit a travelling entry from "walking" to "by wheelchair" for more accuracy.

Source: Reddit, AndroidPolice
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