Google Maps – Best Tips & Tricks (2019)

Google Maps to Get Incognito Mode

Google Maps - Best Tips & Tricks (2019) - Tech Urdu

This feature will enable users to block Google from associating the places they search for or navigate to, from being associated with their Google accounts.

How to Turn On Google Maps Incognito Mode?

Users will be able to activate the private mode in Maps by tapping on their profile picture in the search bar at the top and selecting the “Turn on Incognito mode” option from the ensuing menu screen, as seen below.

Google Maps - Best Tips & Tricks (2019) - Tech Urdu
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Google Maps Gets Speed Limit Warnings

Google Maps Gets Speed Limit Warnings - Tech Urdu

The “speed limit” feature on Google Maps that has been confined to only some parts of the US, seems to have expanded to new areas, a media report said.

The feature has been spotted by users in New York City, Los Angeles Minnesota and other cities around the US, according to an IANS report.


Google Maps Gets Usable Voice Commands with Assistant Integration

Image: 9to5Google

Google announced its rollout of real Assistant integration into Google Maps, though it was spotted in testing late last year, and announced at I/O.

Enhanced Functionality & Usage

From asking to play music, read/reply to messages, sharing Maps’ ETA, and even add new stops on your way.

Tapping the mic icon in navigation mode brings up an Assistant’s “listening” animation. (Tapping the icon in the normal Maps view still brings up the old TTS dialog, and it remains to be seen if that will change).

In its announcement for the new feature, Google reminds us that the Assistant works with SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages, and other messaging apps.

Sources:

  • Beebom
  • Lifehacks
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