The information appears right next to the distance and, in the tests of the TechTudo, was always correct. The feature works on both Android and iPhone (iOS) and, at least so far, there is no way to hide the battery percentage if you send your location to a contact.
Google Maps starts to show battery level when sharing location Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
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A preview of the functionality had already been discovered in February, from the analysis of the Google Maps code v9.71 beta by the site Android Police. At the time, the code indicated that the information would be something like "The battery level of (name) is between 50% and 75% and the device is charging".
When finally released, however, the shared information is accurate. The initial proposal is to ensure that the person sending the location is safe and well. In practice, the novelty can reveal to your friends that you were just ignoring their calls and messages.
With information: Android Police and Verge
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