Google Maps Now Lets Users Report Traffic Slowdowns

Google owns both Google Maps and Waze, and it seems almost counterintuitive for the company to own two different navigation apps, however, there are some clear differences between the two. Waze focuses more on driving and also crowdsourced data, where users can submit reports such as traffic slowdowns, road blocks, accidents, and more.


Google Maps Letting Some User Create Public Events

Google Maps is useful when it comes to finding nearby bars, restaurants, and interesting places. Now it seems that users will soon be able to add public events that are happening in the area. According to a report from Android Police, it seems that Google has started to allow users to create public events.


Google Maps Rolling Out Reporting Feature For Speed Traps And Accidents

One of the features of Waze is that a lot of the information you can see in the app is crowdsourced. For example Waze gives users the ability to report things like accidents (which other users can later confirm whether or not it is still there), speed traps, police road blocks, and more.


Google Maps Will Now Show Lime Bikes In More Cities

Google released a new feature for Maps in December last year which allowed users to locate Lime bikes and scooters within the app in 13 cities across the globe. It made it much easier to find a Lime vehicle and get going. The company has now announced that it’s expanding this integration. It will now be possible for Google Maps users to locate Lime bikes and scooters in more than […]


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Google Maps Launches Complaint Form For Fraudulent Business Info

There are probably a good many of us who rely on Google Maps for information about a business, such as its location, opening hours, the type of business, phone number, and so on. More often than not, the information listed is usually pretty accurate, but sometimes the information can be wrong or outright fake.


Google Maps Will Now List Drug Disposal Sites To Fight The Opioid Crisis

Google Maps is pretty handy when it comes to users searching for restaurants, gas stations, hospitals, pharmacies, and so on. Now in a bid to help fight the opioid crisis, Google has announced that Google Maps and Search will start to list disposal sites where users will be able to safely dispose of their medication or drugs.


Upcoming Google Maps Update Will Automatically Delete Location History

Not a fan of Google storing your location history while using Google Maps? That’s actually a feature that some are finding to be a bit invasive in terms of privacy, but the good news is that in an upcoming Google Maps update, Google will make it so that the app will automatically delete location history on a periodic basis.


Google Maps AR Navigation Being Tested With Local Guides

Google revealed augmented reality-powered navigation in Maps last year and it has now got around to rolling out the feature. It’s doing that at a very limited rate, though. Google Maps AR navigation is currently being tested with Local Guides only, they’re the community reviewers that provide information about places and points of interest listed in Maps.


Google Maps Testing Out Speed Trap Icons With Alerts

Speed traps are designed to catch drivers who are speeding when they are not supposed to. While we shouldn’t be speeding in the first place, sometimes being over by a little is enough to trigger these cameras which results in a fine that many probably would have liked to avoid in the first place.


Google Assistant Is Now Rolling Out To Google Maps

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.


Samsung’s Bixby Will Soon Work With Google Maps And YouTube

#CES2019 – Samsung has tossed their hat into the digital assistant ring when they launched Bixby, although initial impressions of the software weren’t particularly positive as many felt it was still lacking. However at CES 2019, Samsung announced that they would be expanding Bixby’s capabilities thanks to partnerships with various tech companies such as Google.


Google Maps Will Now Surface Lime Scooters And Bikes For Transit

Electric bikes and scooters are increasingly being adopted as cheaper means of urban transportation in cities across the United States. They can help you get someplace where it would take you 15 minutes to walk in half the time. You may have to wait for much longer to catch the next bus or get a ride-share, so to plug that last mile, Google Maps will show scooters and bikes from […]


Google Maps ‘For You’ Feature Expands To iOS

One of the features of Google Maps is that it helps you find places that you need to go to, however for Google Maps users on iOS, it seems that Google has recently rolled out a new feature in the form of the “For You” tab. This is actually not a new feature and was available on Android, but now it has since expanded to iOS devices.


Google Assistant For Google Maps Is Now More Discreet

While not exactly a huge problem, one of the things that Google Maps could stand to be improved upon was its placement of Google Assistant, where before it was too obvious and could be considered slightly distracting. However that seems to have changed in a recent update which has made Google Assistant’s presence in Maps more discreet.