Tag: Google Maps

Google Maps rolling out photo dish tagging for restaurant listings

It’s been two years since Cody first started spotting signs of Google Maps’ dish recommendations for restaurant listings. Ever since, we’ve known food reviews and photos were coming as well as tagging, prices, and more details. Now, it looks like Maps may be gearing up to roll out one aspect of this: tagging dishes. A […]

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Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicles still make up a relatively small portion of cars on the road, and places to refuel them aren’t nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations. Google is taking steps to make living an EV lifestyle a little less of a pain, adding new information about charging stations to Google Maps starting this week. When […]

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Google Maps to put star ratings right on the map

Everyone’s favorite Map app has gone through some pretty major design changes in recent months, but smaller adjustments happen all the time that could easily go unnoticed. The most recent of those that we’ve been made aware of is the introduction of star ratings for bars and restaurants right in the map view.   Before […]

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The newest Google Maps feature is only useful if you have the right kind of car

Google on Tuesday unveiled a brand new Google Maps feature that should improve your overall navigation experience, but only if you operate the kind of vehicle. Going wants to get you going “no matter what mode of transportation” you use, including electric cars. That’s why, going forward, Google Maps will display electric vehicle (EV) charging […]

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Google Maps overhauls hotel listings with price and location insights, reviews from other services, but removes some important features

Article Contents Recently, Google announced many new features coming to its travel planning services, including flight and hotel insights. Those changes are only a small part of the overhauled hotel listing layout that’s rolling out to Google Maps right now. While the design appears to be cosmetic at first, with plenty of the new Material […]

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Maps on Android Auto is getting a new layout and Material makeover

When you’re hopping into your car and starting up navigation with Google Maps, you might be in for a surprise as the UI is getting some pretty significant changes. This isn’t just about adding rounded corners or tweaking some colors, a few parts of the UI have been moved around and behave a bit differently, […]

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Google Maps music integration and Commute tab begin rolling out

A few days ago, the Google Maps team announced a host of changes to its app, starting with a new Commute tab that groups driving and transit directions together, as well as a new media player integration while navigating. The changes have begun showing up now via a server-side update. We’ve spotted both features on […]

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Google Maps adds Commute tab, in-app controls for Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music

In early September, we spotted Google Maps’ new Commute tab — a section that takes over from the Driving and Transit tabs to provide a more robust view of your daily commute to work or school. That change is now rolling out globally on Android and iOS, along with several other updates to make routine […]

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How to turn off those pesky Google Maps notifications

Google Maps is one of the company’s best products, right up there with Search, Gmail, and Photos. It has evolved quite a bit over the last few years, and while some things have improved, other additions are more annoying than helpful. Take those notifications you get after visiting a store or restaurant, for example. You […]

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[Update: Official] Google Maps’ group planning Shortlist starts showing up for some users

Summer is over and most Googlers are back at their desk working on releasing features we were promised at I/O 2018 (and making our lives, especially Cody’s, a lot more busy). Just in the past couple of days, we’ve seen Photos’ Color Pop effect and Assistant’s new visual responses, and now, there’s something new in Google […]

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From Android to YouTube: 20+ pro tips from the Googlers behind them

Between Search, Gmail, and Android, Google’s products have become indispensable to many of us in the years since they’ve been introduced. Though you may know your way around all of Google’s services, as the company marks its 20th anniversary, the company has revealed a handful of lesser-known tips, direct from the people behind them. Android Sagar […]

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Google Maps’ group planning Shortlist starts showing up for some users

Summer is over and most Googlers are back at their desk working on releasing features we were promised at I/O 2018 (and making our lives, especially Cody’s, a lot more busy). Just in the past couple of days, we’ve seen Photos’ Color Pop effect and Assistant’s new visual responses, and now, there’s something new in Google […]

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FYI: Google Maps can suggest parking spots near your destination

It can be tough to pinpoint when specific features go live, given Google’s perchance for silently flipping switches and subsequent, months-later announcements. In this case, we know Maps has been prepping for near-route parking since early last year, and some time between now and then, (likely around the beginning of this year) that switch was […]

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Google Maps tests an option to back out of navigation without stopping it, then resume thanks to a ‘Current trip’ shortcut

The day is finally here. After whining, asking, begging, and praying, it appears* that the Google Maps team has listened and is working on implementing a way for you to launch navigation, continue using the app as normal, then go back to your directions without interrupting a thing.  * The asterisk is due to the […]

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Google Maps is testing a combined Commute tab to replace Driving and Transit

The Google Maps team seems to be trying out different layouts and options for its bottom tabs. Most users have three tabs (Explore, Driving, Transit), in the US and other select countries you also have the For You tab, some users are starting to see another separate tab for the Map, and I just came […]

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