If it is safe to venture outside, though, you can soon help improve AR features. The developers are working on a PokéStop Scan that, like a similar feature in Ingress, lets you help map a location in AR by recording short (under 10 seconds) videos of the area. These will help Niantic create 3D maps of PokéStops and Gyms to refine the overall experience. Niantic says it doesn’t collect personal data and won’t link the scans to specific accounts, so it’s really down to your eagerness to contribute.
This feature should be available to level 40 players in early June.