Google Assistant has been slowly making its way into various Google apps and services, but yet one app that was obviously missing Google Assistant was Google Maps. The company did announce last year that its mapping application would be getting support from Google Assistant, but it seems to have taken a bit longer than expected.
However better late than never, right? For Google Maps users who are looking forward to integration with the digital assistant, you’ll be pleased to learn that the integration is rolling out to users as we speak. This will be available on both iOS and Android devices, although as noted by TechCrunch, the Android version will be more feature-rich due to the fact that Google also develops Android, plus there are also certain limitations in iOS.
However for the most part, the integration with Google Maps means that users can now control navigation using their voice, respond to text messages with auto-punctuation being one of the features, and control music. Like we said, Android functionality will be more where it will also be able to send messages through other apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, and so on.
The rollout is currently in progress and if you don’t see it enabled for you yet, not to worry as it should eventually find its way to you.
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