Pixel’s new satellite feature can show people where you are on Google Maps

Recent leaks claim that Google is working on further integrating satellite connectivity into their Pixel phones and could potentially introduce support for the technology in Google Maps. This information comes from two industry insiders: AssembleDebug, with whom its findings have been shared PiunikaWeb and Nail Sadykov on Telegram. Starting with the first, users will apparently be able to share their location with others via a satellite connection.

Hints of the location sharing tool have been found in the code strings of the latest beta version of Google Maps. It is not known exactly how it will work. The report does not go into details. However, they do say that people can “update their location in the app every 15 minutes” to maintain accuracy. But there’s a catch: you can only renew your whereabouts “a maximum of five times a day.” It makes sense why Google would implement some sort of restrictions.