Google Maps for Android is getting WiFi only mode and mass transit delay

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Google has started rolling out (via) new features for its Maps app on Android. The update brings WiFi only option to Maps along with the ability to get notifications when mass transit will be delayed. 

After updating the app, you will see a new “WiFi Only” option in the Settings Menu which replaces the “Offline Areas”. When you enable the WiFi Only option, the app will stop using the cellular data and instead and load majority of the data through WiFi. It must be noted that Maps may still use a small amount of data.

Next up, users will now get notifications for mass transit and transport delays. Maps will now let you know when a train or bus is delayed. In order to receive notifications, users will need to select from slew of transit lines for which they want to receive notification. Some users are getting a screen that lets you enable the option to get real time disruption alert.

The latest update is rolling out in stages and will be available for all users soon. In order to get the feature, the Maps Android app should be on version v9.32.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+