Google Maps now lets you pay for parking and transit without leaving the app

Recently, Google has rolled out an option that lets users throughout the US pay for street parking and transit fares right from Google Maps, without ever taking out your wallet or leaving the app. Continue reading “Google Maps now lets you pay for parking and transit without leaving the app”

Google Maps update brings live crowdedness information, live food delivery status and more

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Google added nearly 250 new features and improvements to Google Maps including live busyness information and access to critical health and safety information, and more. In the latest development, Google is planning to roll out two new improvements in the coming weeks. Continue reading “Google Maps update brings live crowdedness information, live food delivery status and more”

Google Maps gets India-focused Explore tab, new ‘For You’ recommendations and dining offers in India

Google has been rolling out new features for Google Maps in India. Last month it rolled out local bus schedule, live train status and mixed mode commute suggestions in the country. Today it has introduced three new features — a redesigned, India-focused Explore tab, a new For You experience, and dining Offers. Continue reading “Google Maps gets India-focused Explore tab, new ‘For You’ recommendations and dining offers in India”

KaiOS gets Google Assistant, YouTube and Maps integration

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KaiOS Technologies, maker of KaiOS has announced an expansion of their partnership with Google. With this deal, KaiOS will get deeper integration of Google’s services like the Google Assistant and Google Maps, and can now access YouTube for the first time on their smart feature phones. Continue reading “KaiOS gets Google Assistant, YouTube and Maps integration”

Google Maps for iOS gets ‘Follow’ button to get store updates

Google has announced that starting today, Google Maps users on iOS can stay up to date on your favorite places. Simply search for a place—whether it’s a new restaurant that just opened up in your neighborhood or that must-try bakery across town and tap the Follow button. Continue reading “Google Maps for iOS gets ‘Follow’ button to get store updates”

Google Maps AR navigation beta starts rolling out

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Google at the I/O developers conference had showcased the new augmented reality feature for Google Maps which is aimed at providing users with directions from your phone’s camera in real-time. Though the company is still testing the feature, it is rolling out to a handful of users.  Continue reading “Google Maps AR navigation beta starts rolling out”

Google Maps for Android gets auto-rickshaw as public transport mode in India starting from Delhi

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Google has announced that starting today, commuters in Delhi will be able to see a new public transport mode; auto rickshaw in Google Maps. By selecting this mode of transport, commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride as well as the estimated auto-rickshaw fares. Continue reading “Google Maps for Android gets auto-rickshaw as public transport mode in India starting from Delhi”

Google Maps ‘For You’ tab comes to iOS, expands to over 130 countries on Android

After rolling it out to Andriod, Google is pushing the ‘For You’ tab to iOS in over 40 countries and 130+ new countries on Android. The For You tab is designed to be a constant source that is tailored to your tastes and preferences. Simply follow neighborhoods or places you’re interested in to get updates and recommendations. Continue reading “Google Maps ‘For You’ tab comes to iOS, expands to over 130 countries on Android”

Google Maps Business reviews gets the ability to add hashtags

Google has quietly rolled out a new feature to Maps that is aimed at helping users discover places others have recommended. Google Maps now supports hashtags in reviews. Google suggests that users add up to five hashtags per review, and place them at the end of the review to make the text easier to read. Continue reading “Google Maps Business reviews gets the ability to add hashtags”

Google Maps gets ‘Follow’ button to get store updates, deal in the ‘For You’ tab

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Google had added a new ‘Follow’ button to Maps that allows users to follow places right from the app. Once you’ve followed places, news from them—like events, offers, and other updates will appear in the For you tab.
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Google Maps update brings real-time public transport updates, Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music integration

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Google today announced that it is rolling out new features on Google Maps to help you take control of your daily commute. The new commute tab feature one-tap access to live traffic and transit information tailored to your commute. It will let you know if your commute is going to be a normal one or if you’ll need extra time.

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Google Maps for Android and iOS get group planning

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Google today announced that starting today, users can use Google Maps to easily plan where to go as a group. All you have to do is just long press on any place to add the place to shortlist-the small floating bubble on the side of your screen. Once you’ve added places, you can quickly share the list with your friends on any messaging platform, add or remove additional places, and vote together in Google Maps.
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Google Maps on desktop gets new 3D Globe Mode

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Google is moving past 2D as it is adding a new 3D Globe Mode on the desktop. This new mode shows the Earth as a globe rather than a flat surface. For the mode to work, you need to zoom out far enough, and then you will eventually get a moon’s-eye view of the earth.  Continue reading “Google Maps on desktop gets new 3D Globe Mode”

Google Maps ‘Your Match’ for iOS uses machine learning to suggest places you might like

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Google Maps for iOS is getting a new update that brings a new feature ‘match.’ This feature will help you by suggesting new restaurants that it thinks you might enjoy. Google will collect the data including the places you’ve visited and interests you provide, to predict if you would like a particular restaurant. Continue reading “Google Maps ‘Your Match’ for iOS uses machine learning to suggest places you might like”

Google Maps arrives for JioPhone powered by KaiOS via software update

JioPhone got Facebook app back in February this year, last week at the AGM the company has confirmed that YouTube, WhatsApp and an improved Facebook app are coming to JioPhone from 15th August. Today the company has pushed a new software update that brings Google Maps to the feature phone.

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