Channel your inner Joe Exotic — you know, minus the meth and murder for hire — and bring the wild to your home through Google’s Augmented Reality (AR) search feature.
Living in quarantine can get a bit boring, and people are looking for creative ways to remain engaged and entertained while they self isolate.
Google’s AR feature presents a fun and exciting way to issue a call of the wild from the comfort of your own house.
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Google Augmented Reality allows users to view and interact with tigers, bears, and 27 other life-sized 3D animals right from Google Search.
All it takes is searching for an animal on your phone, clicking the “view in 3D” option, and voila! You now have a virtual animal in your midst.
Google Augmented Reality also allows you to see how big or small the various animals are in real life.
For parents with bored kids, we’ve been having fun with googles AR this morning, exploring animals in 3D. Just type an animal into google search and “view in 3D” pic.twitter.com/kP6P5f9JQV
— Ozzy Etomi (@ozzyetomi) March 29, 2020
My family is obsessed with Google’s augmented reality, so I became Darren Exotic (without the bleached hair, eyebrow ring, meth addiction, and husbands) pic.twitter.com/pdM1dz8g9V
— Darren (@DarrenC347) April 16, 2020
You can also watch the animals move around and hear the noises they make.
Perhaps most importantly, you can capture an image of yourself next to the animal for an entertaining update for your Instagram.
Users can also utilize Google Augmented Reality to provide a fun and educational activity for kids through learning facts about the various animals.
Instead of venturing out to take a walk on the wild side, bring the wild to you.