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Google Maps Features

8 awesome Google Maps features you probably didn’t know about

August 4th, 2021

Even though Apple Maps has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, there’s no denying that Google Maps is still the best mapping app on the market. While it’s fair to assume that most smartphone users, at this point, are very familiar with the ins and outs of Google’s mapping software, there …

Google Maps dark mode

Google Maps dark mode is finally coming to iPhones

August 3rd, 2021

Google is constantly updating its apps on Android and iOS. Unfortunately, those updates don’t always arrive on both platforms at the same time. For example, Google added a dark theme in the Android app earlier this year, but it didn’t apply to the iOS app. It wasn’t clear when or if the addition would make …

Google Maps Widgets

Google Maps has new widgets on iPhone that you need to try

July 29th, 2021

It’s easy to understand why Google Maps might be the go-to navigation app for many people, including iPhone and iPad users. Google continues to improve Maps, adding new features to it with some regularity. Also, the company strives for feature parity. So almost all the new features that land on Android will eventually make it …

Google Maps Public Transit

Google Maps can tell you how crowded your bus or train is in real-time

July 21st, 2021

Google launched a brand new crowdedness prediction feature for Google Maps a couple of years ago. The app can already tell you how heavy traffic is and predict crowdedness for businesses. Figuring out how many people are riding in a bus or train seemed like the logical next step. Google hasn’t stopped improving the Google …

Google Maps Hiking

Think twice before hiking with Google Maps

July 19th, 2021

Google needs to fix a serious Google Maps problem that came to light in recent days. While Maps is one of the best tools for navigating busy cities, you should think twice before following its instructions on your next hiking excursion. Reports have detailed a couple of cases in Scotland where Google Maps offered potentially …

Google Maps app update

This Google Maps app update might actually change some people’s lives

June 29th, 2021

Google has pushed out a slew of updates, additions, and improvements to its signature mobile maps product since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Among the many Google Maps app updates over the past year, we got new features like being able to see the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks in a given area. And other …

Google Maps Features

Google Maps just got another great feature, but only in one state

June 4th, 2021

One of the great things about Google Maps is that Google’s popular navigation app works similarly across devices. Load the web version of Google Maps or the Android or iPhone apps, and you get essentially the same features. That ensures a smooth, seamless navigation experience across devices. And while some features might land on Android …

Google Maps Features

Google Maps has an amazing new feature that you probably can’t use

May 27th, 2021

Google just unveiled a fantastic feature on Google Maps, but now that it’s already here, I can’t even use it unless I travel to Sydney, Australia, where Google’s new accessibility tools rolled out to Google Maps users. Unlike other Google Maps features that can be rolled out more broadly, the new features will need more …