Tag Archive: Maps


Google Maps update aims to make commuting less stressful

Ah, the dreaded morning commute! Whether it’s by train, car, or some other vehicle, there’s not anyone in existence who wouldn’t like a shorter commute.

Well, Google wants to help make commuting easier for you, so this week it has started rolling out some helpful new features in Maps for Android and iOS. These features will become available globally.

What are the new commuting features in Google Maps?

The first feature  [Read More…]

How to clear search and location history in Google Maps on the web

It takes some time, but you can completely control the location history Google collects from your devices.

We’ve already covered how to remove individual locations and history items from Google Maps on Android, but when you need to access and manage all of your location history, you need to hop onto the computer. As the old saying goes, “knowledge is power” — and we’re going to give you all of the tools necessary to know what information  [Read More…]

How to view your location history in Google Maps

See where you’ve traveled with Google Maps.

Google Maps has a nifty Timeline feature that lets you browse the places you’ve visited along with the routes traveled. The feature was overhauled in 2015, and Google has added the ability to collate images you’ve taken at a particular location, allowing you to get a better overview of your travels.

It certainly comes in handy if you’re looking to see all the images you took at a particular location,  [Read More…]

How to clear search and location history in Google Maps on Android

Just because you searched for it once doesn’t mean it has to live on forever.

We all search for plenty of wacky and one-time things in Google Maps, and despite what Google thinks we don’t always want that sitting in our history forever. There are also plenty of times when we navigate somewhere that we’ll never go back to, and there’s no reason to have it saved in the app’s history. And of course sometimes we just  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ major redesign is now rolling out to all users

There are also new features for finding the perfect taco place 🌮

Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.

You’ll know you’ve received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you’ll be placed on a completely rethought Explore  [Read More…]

Google Maps gains more personal exploration tools

Google on Tuesday announced an update to its Google Maps app for mobile devices. Available now, it provides more accurate and useful information.

The refreshed Google Maps will provide users with trending lists curated from local experts and by way of Google’s algorithms. Now it’s easier than ever to find the best burger joint in a particular area.

Speaking of which, you can use Google Maps to track your personal progress as you  [Read More…]

What’s new in Google Maps at Google I/O 2018

Google Maps is an indispensable app that is used by millions of people on a daily basis to get up-to-the-minute commute times, get turn-by-turn directions, or discover new restaurants or shops nearby whether you’re exploring your own neighborhood or traveling in a new city.

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced some pretty cool features designed to make Google Maps more assistive and personal, so you can spend less time staring at your phone searching for a place to  [Read More…]

Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features

Google Maps is getting updated this summer with new Assistant features, new AR and camera modes, and “For You” and “Your Match” personal recommendation sections.

The post Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Future Volvo cars will come with Google Assistant, Play Store, and Maps

Android Auto will also support group messages via RCS.

Right ahead of all the madness that will soon descend from I/O 2018, Google’s announced a few new goodies regarding Android’s presence in the car.

Building on a partnership it established with Volvo last year, Google says it’s working with the company to ensure that future Volvo automobiles come with the Google Assistant, Play Store, and Maps built-in by default.

Additionally, Google says it’ll have some new Android  [Read More…]

Google Maps has added wheelchair-accessible transit routes, and it’s life-changing

Sometimes the little things can make the biggest differences.

A feature that’s been in the works for a while debuts today in Google Maps as wheelchair accessible routes are added to public transit navigation. It’s going to be life-changing for a good many people. I know, because I’m one of them.

Starting today in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney (though I see the feature for the greater Washington, D.C. area, too) when searching  [Read More…]