Google Maps Gets Usable Voice Commands with Assistant Integration
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
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.