Google Maps’ location sharing will now share your phone’s battery status, too

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Wondering why anyone might care about the status of your battery? If you try to ping someone’s location and their phone is dead, there’s not much an app can do. Most location-sharing apps will just sit there and spin while they wait for some sort of response, leaving you to worry about all the reasons their phone might not be responding with a current location. Did they lose signal? Did someone steal their phone? By clueing you in on whether someone’s phone is just about to die, you’ve at least got a better idea as…

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