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You can now message businesses straight through Google Maps

Google has been updating Maps with a ton of new features over the past few months, and now it's back with another one -- the ability for users to message businesses directly through the Maps app.
Mobile

Google Maps tests feature that will help drivers avoid crashes, speed traps

Google Maps is testing a feature that lets drivers report crashes and speed traps so the app can plan efficient routes for others in the area, or warn of upcoming hazards. Waze, which Google owns, already offers such a feature.
Mobile

Google Maps will now tell you about special offers from your favorite places

Google Maps for Android now lets you follow your favorite store, restaurant, or other business so you can hear about special offers, events, or other updates that it thinks you might like to hear about.
Mobile

Google Maps brings its real-time journey-tracking feature to iPhone

It's been available on Android for a while now, and now Google Maps has brought its real-time journey-tracking feature to iOS. It lets you choose who to share a journey with, and tracking ends automatically when you arrive.
Mobile

No matter your destination, these seven navigation apps will show you the way

Getting lost is a thing of the past -- your smartphone is the best navigator you'll ever have. Always find your way and stay informed of traffic with the best navigation apps for Android and iOS.
Mobile

Google Maps adds new features to help make your commute less dreadful

Google Maps is attempting to make your commute easier with new features to help navigate disruptions to your route. Whether it's tracking public transit in real time to built-in music controls, the update brings a few useful tools.
Mobile

Google Maps now has group polling to help you decide where to eat

Dealing with a group of people can be hard work. Google's adding a new feature that should make it easier to decide where to chow down. Google Maps for iOS and Android will now feature group polling tools.
Mobile

Google confirms it still tracks users who turn Location History off

Google is tracking your location -- even when you tell it not to. According to an investigation by the Associated Press, Google services store location data, regardless of whether privacy settings claim otherwise.
Mobile

Google Maps’ location sharing now lets you track battery status

In addition to finding directions or transit information, Google Maps allows users to share their location with others. With its latest feature currently rolling out, users are also able to share their battery level.
Mobile

Google Maps for iOS can help you find your perfect 'Match'

Google showed off a new version of Maps at Google I/O 2018, and now that redesign is rolling out. The new version of Maps brings with it a number of great features, including personalized recommendations based on your location history.
Emerging Tech

Google Street View gives woman a special gift — an image of her late mother

Thanks to modern technology and infrequently updated Street View imagery, when Denise Underhill decided to check out her mother's former home using Street View, she saw that her mother was in the image.
Cars

Grab your helmet: Google Maps for motorcycles is coming

Google Maps for motorcycles is now available in India and eight other countries in Eastern Asia. Now that Google has released the feature in the largest bike markets, it figures that Europe and the Americas could be next.
Mobile

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which is better at helping you find your way?

Despite a bad start, Apple Maps is incredibly similar to Google Maps these days, but which is better? We explore some of the key differences between the two mapping services, including offline maps, Flyover mode, and more.
Cars

Love Waze’s incident reporting feature? Lucky you, it’s coming to Google Maps

What you love best about Waze is now coming to Google Maps, and it's about time. Five years after the tech giant acquired the Israeli navigation app, it's finally adopting some of its most popular features, most notably incident reporting.
Mobile

Google Maps on Android no longer lets you book Uber rides

Early last year, Google announced that Google Maps would allow customers to book rides straight from the Maps app. Now, however, it seems as though that feature has been removed. It's unclear why it happened.
Mobile

After being down for a few hours, Apple’s Maps app is working again

If you're looking for the fastest route to work, you may want to try out Google Maps. This morning, iPhone users worldwide reported problems with the default Maps app on iOS and MacOS.
Cars

Bye to Apple Maps, hello to Waze: CarPlay to support third-party navigation apps

Everybody loves CarPlay, but not everybody loves using Apple Maps to get around. Apple has announced that CarPlay in iOS 12 will offer support for third-party navigational apps like Google Maps and Waze.
Mobile

The latest Google Maps update lets you follow a car instead of an arrow

At Google I/O, the company gave us a sneak peek at what's yet to come from Google Maps. No matter how nonexistent your sense of direction might be, Google can help with its new visual positioning system.