6 Useful Google Maps Features We bet you Didn’t Know About

6 Useful Google Maps Features We bet you Didn’t Know About
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Google Maps is one of the most commonly used navigation apps used worldwide and when we rate it in terms of reliability it has never failed to disappoint us. The app has become so much better and convenient over time with each new update. And recently, Google Maps has been on quite a roll and it was all we could hear about in the tech news headlines. Yes, that’s right! Google Maps is soon bringing out a bunch of new features for users which will make navigation much more fun and easier.

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These Google Maps new features are specifically designed for a smoother driving experience and also useful if you’re taking public transit.

Google Will be Soon Rolling Out Speed Camera Feature

Google Will be Soon Rolling Out Speed Camera Feature

It has been confirmed from sources that Google Maps will soon be rolling out a new speed camera feature that will display the speed limit right on the corner of app’s display. However, this feature will be only rolled in a few countries as of now which are Australia, US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia.

The Commute Tab

In Google Map’s October update a new Commute tab was introduced which offered us live traffic updates and transit information of certain areas. Not just this, but with the help of Commute tab you can also explore alternative routes in case the primary route is stuck with traffic. Plus, you’re also informed about delays and your estimated time of arrival at your location.

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Once you set up your daily commute on Google Maps, your traveling can become much easier and faster as the app offers real-time traffic updates between locations. Google Maps is doing its best job in trying to make you reach at your location as quickly as possible.

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In-app Music Controls

In-app Music Controls

You never want to miss on your favorite music while navigating, right? Usually, we have to toggle between the music and Google Maps app to change soundtrack. Well, did you know Google Maps supported Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play Music which allows you to easily browse through soundtracks without leaving the app? So, next time when you’re stuck in a traffic jam delay don’t get yourself bored and enjoy your favorite music on tips.

Journey Sharing

Your loved ones never want you to take off your eyes from the road even for a second especially while you’re traveling to far-off places. But also, they’re constantly worried about the fact that whether you’ve made it to your location or not. Google Maps understand this emotion and offers a feature where you can share your journey with a loved one so that they can constantly monitor your live location while you can concentrate on driving.

For You…

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Google Map’s explore tab now comes with a whole new revamped look and feel. This AI-powered virtual assistance by Google offers a bunch of pretty cool features. Like it has a personalized “Foodie” list which offers you top dining options in your neighborhood. Also, an “Events” list where you can explore all local events and activities that’s happening around. Guess, it’s time to get ready for your next outing!

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Plan a Group Activity

There’s always a little conflict when it comes to deciding which place to eat at? Whether to go for Mexican or Chinese or that small burger shop across the street. Well, Google Maps can be your savior and help you in planning a group activity along with your friends. Long press on any place’s listing and share it with your friends. You can also add more places or options on this list and then your friends can vote in pick which places to eat at.

So folks here were a few of Google Maps new features that most of us are still not aware of. Hope these above-mentioned useful features will allow you to make the most of this navigation service!

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