Tag Archive: Maps


Speed limit feature now showing up in Google Maps for some users

Yes yes, a thousand times yes.

Earlier in the week, some Google Maps users began seeing speed trap warnings pop up in the app to alert them of areas where speed cameras were being used to watch drivers going faster than they should. Now, just a couple days later, users are now reporting that Google Maps is getting a new speed limit feature.

Speed limits in Google Maps aren’t technically new seeing as how they kind  [Read More…]

Google Maps starts showing speed trap warnings for some users

Google Maps could soon tell you when to pump your brakes before you get popped for another speeding ticket.

Google Maps has gained many helpful features from Waze in the last few years, but this one may be one of the most useful to lead-footed drivers like myself. Last fall, Google Maps rolled out a way to report accidents and other situations drivers may want to avoid, but there was no way to display the speed traps that other  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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Google Maps’ For You feature expands to iOS, 130 new countries for Android

For You is available in over 40 countries for iOS.

When Google Maps got its big visual refresh back in June, one of the new features it introduced was something called “For You.” For You is a section in Maps that recommends new places to check out based on your preferences, lets you know about new restaurants that open, and events happening in your area.

Today, Google’s announcing that For You is now expanding to 130+ additional  [Read More…]

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…]