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Google Maps beta is starting to show parking availability to beta users

Google Maps may soon show you the best places to park. That's according to code in the beta version of the Google Maps app for Android, which reveals additional features that have yet to be announced.
Mobile

You’ll never have to leave Google Maps again to book a ride on Uber

On Thursday, Google announced the ability for users to book a ride with Uber (or another ride provider) directly from Google Maps. This latest feature is available now on both Android and iOS globally.
Mobile

Google Maps will now tell you if a location is wheelchair accessible or not

Google is updating Maps with a new feature that could be very helpful for a lot of people --letting them know whether or not a location is wheelchair accessible. This could not only help the disabled, but also parents with strollers, and…
Mobile

A future version of Google Maps may feature location sharing, more new goodies

Google is reportedly working on a new version of Google Maps with location sharing, improved performance, and other enhancements. It will allow users to beam their location to select contacts.
Mobile

Google Maps update for iOS brings some neat features for drivers

Google is continuing to hone its iOS Maps app to keep its loyal users happy and discourage them from ever considering Apple's alternative. Its latest update, rolled out on Thursday, offers a couple of neat features for road users.
Web

Trump Tower temporarily became 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps

Google may have disabled Map Maker earlier this year to stop the public at large from trolling Google Maps, but apparently, where there's a will, there's a way. On Saturday, someone changed the name of Trump Tower to "Dump Tower" on Maps.
Mobile

Google’s Popular Times now tells you how busy a location is in real time

Google has updated its Popular Times feature to not only show how busy a location could be, but to also show how busy it currently is, in real time. The new feature basically uses anonymous location information.
Web

Google tells us what we need to know to get to Thanksgiving without delay

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but how fast will your journey home be? Have no fear, Google Maps is here to expedite that trip to the best of its abilities by way of some early data that you may find useful.
Mobile

Google shuts down Map Maker, to the chagrin of Google Maps trolls

Google has announced that it will shut down Map Maker, the tool that allowed any Google Maps user to contribute edits to the company's Maps platform, in favor of its invite-only Local Guides program.
Mobile

New Google Maps beta lets business owners upload photos of their store

A new Google Maps beta has been released, showing that owners can now upload photos of their business to be showcased in the app before a user navigates to that particular storefront.
Mobile

Food at your fingertips: See meal delivery options in Google Maps for iPhone

Sure, you can navigate your way to food with Google Maps, but we know what you really want to do is have your food find its way to you. The latest update to the popular navigation app now shows you food ordering options.
Cars

You can now summon an Uber or Lyft directly from Google search

Google's making hailing an Uber easier than ever. It's added shortcuts to ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber, and others to search results on mobile. The support is rolling out globally.