Google has updated its Maps app for Android and iOS. The update brings in new features like lane guidance, offline maps, and integration with Uber among others. Also Read - Microsoft Surface Duo 2 launched, gets major upgrades over the original Duo
The update has simplified the turn-by-turn navigation on the Maps and it now guides a driver with step-by-step instruction. This will ensure you don’t make a wrong turn. The app will also tell you what lane you should be before a turn, but this feature is currently only available in the US, Japan and Canada. Also Read - Redmi Smart TV 32-inch, 43-inch with Android 11 launched in India, price starts at Rs 15,999
An important feature that should be welcomed by many users is the ability to save offline maps. You can select and save a section of the Maps so they can be accessed even when you don’t have an Internet connection. New filters in the app will allow you to look for restaurants organized based on their opening hours, price and ratings among others and when you favorite a particular place on the Maps, the app will save the place card. You will then be able to view the place in Street View (if available). Also Read - Free Fire Max launch in October: Better graphics, minimum requirements, Firelink technology and more
Lastly, Google has also integrated Maps with Uber. So if you have the app installed on your device, you can compare the routes in the maps itself. Once you have decided on a route, you will then be able to switch back to Uber app with just a single click.