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How to navigate with the AR mode in Google Maps to find your way

Got turned around? Not sure which direction to head? Google Maps now has an augmented reality (AR) mode that lets you use your phone's camera to find which way to go. It's available on several Android phones and iPhone devices.
Mobile

Google’s fun AR walking directions are ready for your Android phone and iPhone

The augmented reality walking directions feature in Google Maps is about to be made available on more devices. Google has announced its Live View AR walking mode will come to more Android phones and the iPhone.
Outdoors

Google Maps has just become a whole lot more useful for bikesharing fans

Google Maps now offers a lot more bikesharing information for riders in 24 cities globally. Starting this week, you can see the location of nearby bikesharing stations, as well as information on bike availability.
News

Google Maps can now determine how crowded your bus or train will be

Your Google Maps app will now be able to predict how crowded your bus or train will be thanks to a recent update, Google announced Thursday. The crowdedness prediction is based off of ratings by other users and will now appear when you look…
News

A Google Maps detour trapped 100 drivers on a muddy one-lane road

You can't always trust your map app: faulty Google Maps directions led some Aurora, Colo. area drivers to a strange and muddy detour on Sunday. The app seemed to be trying to route them around a crash, but instead ended up causing a…
Mobile

Google Maps insists it’s doing what it can to weed out business scammers

Google Maps has a problem with bogus businesses populating its listings, with some unsuspecting users falling victim to scams. But the company insists it's doing everything it can to sort it out.
Mobile

Google Maps may soon alert you if your taxi driver goes off-route

Google wants to make taking a taxi a little safer. The company is adding a feature to Google Maps that will alert you if your taxi driver goes off-route by more than 500 meters. The feature is currently only available in India.
Mobile

Google Maps will now warn you about disasters and tell you how fast you’re going

Google Maps expanded its SOS alerts to include notifications and visualized information regarding disasters. For some users, the app has also added a speedometer, which complements the recently added speed cameras and speed limits feature.
Mobile

Here's how to drop a pin in Google Maps, so you'll never be lost again

Trying to give your friends directions somewhere, but can't find the address in Google Maps? If you have an idea of the area, you can add a pin to Google Maps that you can save and get directions to. Here's exactly how to do it.
Mobile

Love eating out? Google Maps offers a new way to find a menu’s popular dishes

Finding the most popular dishes at a restaurant has never been easier thanks to a new Google Maps feature that uses A.I. to find the best nosh. It needs customer participation though, so carry on snapping all those food photos.
Cars

Google Maps’ Waze-like speed-camera feature rolls into 40 more countries

After a limited launch earlier this year, Google Maps has expanded a feature that shows drivers the location of speed cameras, as well as information on speed limits. Motorists in more than 40 countries can now access the data.
Mobile

Hey Google, let’s order out: Food delivery comes to Search, Maps, and Assistant

If you love your takeout, then Google's new online food ordering system is sure to bring a smile to your lips. You can now order takeout from Google Search results, Google Maps, or by using Google Assistant and pick your delivery service.
Mobile

Google’s new Trips site aims to help with all of your travel planning

Google seeks to ease your travel planning with Trips, a new online site that lets you explore destinations, research airline flights, check out hotels and view current package deals.
Mobile

Google Maps will let you enter Incognito Mode, and it won’t store your data

Google now allows users to manage how long Google stores their data, and the company added an Incognito Mode to Maps. When that feature is active, location information won't be stored to your Google account.
Mobile

Google Maps adds a new tab showing restaurants’ most popular dishes

Google Maps is testing a new Popular tab for restaurants to make it easier to order a tasty-looking dish you've spotted on the app. Some users are seeing it under the Menu tab, which already includes meal information for diners.
Mobile

Waze vs. Google Maps: Which map app should you be using?

Waze and Google Maps are two of the most popular apps for those looking for turn-by-turn navigation, yet there are some notable differences to point out. Here, we examine both to decide which offers the best feature set.
Cars

Google Maps now shows EV owners which charging stations are occupied

Google has just beefed up its Maps app with extra data to help EV owners find the nearest charging station. Drivers can also find out about the number and types of ports available, and whether they're occupied.
Mobile

Google Maps’ incident reporting adds slowdown option for traffic jams

Google Maps is expanding its report button to include slowdowns for when traffic is at a crawl or has ground to a halt. Incident reports for accidents and speed traps landed on Google Maps at the start of this year.