So far as I’m involved, Google Maps not supplies merely a superior navigation expertise in comparison with different maps purposes on the market. I’ve additionally discovered myself more and more utilizing it for all types of non-maps makes use of, corresponding to calling up the telephone variety of a enterprise and dialing from proper throughout the app; scoping out photographs of a restaurant’s high dishes; checking opinions of a enterprise; and much extra.
In the meantime, Google Maps is arguably thus far forward of a lot of its rivals that it’s additionally received time to roll out completely ineffective new options — however options which can be enjoyable, nonetheless, and even a bit whimsical. One such addition was noticed in current days by an eagle-eyed Redditor and can little doubt be appreciated by followers of Star Wars.
In brief: Once you’re in Google Maps on the internet, there’s now a Star Wars-like “hyperspace” animation that seems everytime you change between planets, just like at any time when spacecraft within the beloved popular culture franchise make the soar to mild velocity.
So as to attempt it out, open Google Maps on the internet after which zoom out so far as you possibly can. Over within the backside proper, faucet the globe possibility after which change to satellite tv for pc view. Scroll out just a bit extra, after which at that time, you must see a menu with completely different planets seem on the left aspect of the display screen. Faucet a type of, and a full-screen hyperspace animation will seem earlier than exhibiting you your vacation spot.
It’s not completely clear when this characteristic was added, however as a result of it’s nearly an an identical illustration of the way in which it appears when crafts soar to lightspeed in Star Wars, the characteristic could have been added in tandem with the discharge of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. As we stated, that is only a enjoyable additional characteristic that continues to spherical out the expertise of utilizing Google Maps — which, by the way in which, added the exploration of different planets two years in the past across the identical time because it made it potential to make use of Avenue View to take a look at the Worldwide Area Station.