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Google Maps Features

An exciting new Google Maps feature is finally rolling out

January 18th, 2021

Google has started rolling out an exciting Google Maps feature the company announced back in August. Google Maps will now support richer street-level details, with streets that look just like they do in real life, and will offer crosswalk and sidewalk data. The revamped maps experience is available in four locations: New York City and …

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This new Google Maps feature may completely change how you use the app

December 2nd, 2020

Google Maps has launched a new Facebook-style news feed within the app, incorporating recommendations and suggestions from Maps users. The feed builds on other tools Google has added to Maps this year that help people learn more about the places they want to go to, which they can then use Google Maps to help them …

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Google Maps gets new features to keep you safe from COVID-19

November 17th, 2020

Google Maps is getting a series of updates to make traveling safer during the holidays. Google is updating the COVID layer on Google Maps to include more information, such as all-time cases in an area, locations of testing sites, local guidelines, and more. These updates should begin to appear in the Google Maps app in …

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One of the best Google Maps features just got even better

October 2nd, 2020

Google just announced a few significant upgrades for the Live View AR mode available in Google Maps. Live View will show landmarks in supported cities to allow users to understand better where they are on the map and support more accurate pin locations. Live View will also show up in transit navigation and significantly improve …

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Google Maps just got one of its most important updates ever

September 23rd, 2020

Google Maps was already an indispensable mobile app that’s rolled out a bevy of updates for the coronavirus era. This week, another update is coming to Google Maps for both Android and iOS users that will add a COVID-19 data layer to the app. Once you have the latest version of Google Maps, you’ll be …

Waze vs. Google Maps

Waze just got an incredibly useful Google Maps feature

September 9th, 2020

Google owns two of the most popular navigation apps on Android and iPhone, Waze and Google Maps, and the company has been working on bridging the feature gap between them in recent years. Waze and Google Maps will not merge anytime soon, nor should they, but each app is borrowing useful features from its sibling. …

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Google Maps will soon get the feature you’ve been waiting for

September 4th, 2020

Google Maps is about to get a feature that many users have wanted for years, app-wide dark mode support. A teardown of the Android version of the app revealed code that will allow users to switch between default, light, and dark modes inside the app. The new setting applies to the entire app, not just …

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How Google Maps predicts traffic slowdowns before they happen

September 3rd, 2020

Google revealed the intricacies of predicting estimated travel time and estimated time of arrival (ETA) inside Google Maps, detailing the newest upgrades meant to improve the feature. Google said Google Maps now uses DeepMind AI technology in its algorithms “to better predict whether or not you’ll be affected by a slowdown that may not have …