Google Maps
2 years agoEditedPublic
Outsmart traffic and save time on the road— #GoogleMaps will notify you if there’s a faster route. Now on iPhone and Android, where navigation is available.

 iPhone users: get the latest update at
"outsmart traffic"...
ohai +Waze!

[yes, i know google bought it]
Luke Gerdes2 years ago
Chipego Changula2 years ago
Now that is super news, but where's the android update?+30
Alex Andersson2 years ago
i like it +Google Maps +1
Ran Manor2 years ago
Isn't it dangerous to hit the 'Accept' button while driving?+14
+Ran Manor 
oh, the irony! :D
Mark Meyer2 years ago
Please, please, please, please bring back "navigation" without entering a destination.  Or at least put a setting in to allow the screen to stay on while using Google Maps.  Seems like a feature that should have been in the new Google Maps from day 1, yet here we are, many months from the refresh and still hasn't been brought back from old Maps. +46
Thomas Kuhnert2 years ago
For all countries?+4
Stuart Crabtree2 years ago
No update for Android yet! +3
EDU MEDINAS2 years ago
No Android??? MmmBuaaaa !!!
calm down, let the update spread through the servers! what the hell?!+2
Mark Meyer2 years ago
+Stuart Crabtree
+EDU MEDINAS Because Android updates push out over a long ass period of worthless time to catch bugs, unlike the iphone delivery where users can get it immediately. 
Yonas A (eriman)2 years ago
can you configure it to automatically re-route you to the faster route than asking you?+7
Yanto Joré2 years ago
Bring back Google Latitude please....+17
Dmitriy Briskin2 years ago
I see the +Waze team has been busy.+17
Matthew Scott2 years ago
Google navi is by far the best. +1
Fred Williams2 years ago
My question is: why doesn't Google Maps have a standalone GPS? Or is that in the works +Google Maps??? An answer would be highly appreciated :-)+3
Warren Jones2 years ago
This is not new for Android users.+1
Clive L2 years ago
unless google map give me back the zoom-out button, everything else is just ordinary and secondary.+3
Wade Jesick2 years ago
Relax people. This was included in an update 15 months ago. They are now in the process of implementing it, and some users have had it for a while.
Nitish Kumar2 years ago
Android version coming late almost every time. Why?+1
Dean Neitman2 years ago
Used to rely on Google Maps a lot until recently when it seemed to not find a route many times or just not work correctly. Back to the other Google GPS WAZE I go.+3
Mitchell Eve2 years ago
They're getting ready to turn it on.
Mark Stronge2 years ago
The only reason I use waze is to report traffic etc. Then I go back to Google maps.+2
Joe Aiello2 years ago
Since Google's Waze does this, and auto switches to the faster route, why would I use Maps for GPS driving? My passenger can use Maps POI while Waze speaks, so is driving with Maps mainly to avoid downloading a dedicated (bigger?) driving app?+2
Tom Z2 years ago
It would have been nice if they left the Android version alone at 6. I'm running the version 6 on Android because it is better than the apple inspired version 7. Look into, the traffic screen is much more drive friendly in 6.+2
Terry Cameron2 years ago
+Ran Manor If I'm looking at the screenshot correctly it looks as if the decline button has a timer, so if you don't press it, the new route is selected.

It's dangerous to do anything in the car, including drive.

+Ian Lewis You can use the share function to send your location to others or to yourself. I know it's not great, but its all we got... Personally I want to be able to star any location. I've sent a feature request for it, but I guess enough people aren't asking for it.
Please add a feature to auto accept suggestions for faater route. I don't want to press accept while driving. +10
Abo Siba2 years ago
Why this App dose not work by GPS only?
+Yanto Buduh it's in g+and it's great+1
Tam Anon2 years ago
Hi guys, can you PLEASE add option to Save/Star Directions/Route? When I'm travelling I like to have the directions on how to get from point A to point B and want to have it available offline.
Yanto Joré2 years ago
+Nicholas Kathrein yep it's great but I think G+ too heavy and unsimple. And I use it too.
Stewart Gateley2 years ago
+Terry Cameron I think it is the other way around, decline would be auto selected when the timer runs out. Since I do most of my commuting via motorcycle with my phone in my pocket and Bluetooth speakers in my helmet, I can never accept the new route. I probably wouldn't even know there is a better route available unless it has a particular sound and I pull over to check it out.+3
Google does such a great job dominating every technical field they touch. Great feature! 
+Yanto Buduh not for using just using the gps tracking feature. Make an account. Put the circles of who you want to be able to track you. Enable it. Never use g+ again if that's what you want. On mobile use the location widget and you can jump between your friends+2
Simon Hall2 years ago
This also happens to be a great way of showing how much nicer the screen on the Nexus 5 is. :-)+1
Alex D.2 years ago
+Clive L : zoom-in/zoom-out with a single finger still works: double-tap - hold - slide up/down ;)+1
Andrew Kameka2 years ago
+Stuart Crabtree +EDU MEDINAS +Nitish Kumar this has been on Android since July of last year.+1
Yanto Joré2 years ago
+Nicholas Kathrein thx for this tutorial.
Malte Degener2 years ago
So Waze finally arrived at Google Maps, huh?

I like it!
Wap Master2 years ago
আচ্ছা আমি গুগলে ভিডিও ক্লিপ কিভাবে শেয়ার করবো?+1
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Awesome. That is all
Raúl Colón2 years ago
+Mark Meyer "unlike the iphone delivery where users can get it immediately" lol, yes, right, immediately.
Yanto Joré2 years ago
+Wap Master how can I read it ?
Mark Stronge2 years ago
Android users already have this AFAIK, I saw the option once+1
Dave Trani2 years ago
yes this is an amazing feature.  I just noticed that it does not work all the time.  I wish it would work regardless of your location but around the same time you planned on going home.  
soooooo, android bought WAZE just to make this on their app? hahaha
Ananya Gupta2 years ago
I've had this for 6 months on my Android phone.
Linwood Davis Jr2 years ago
My nexus already ask me this, we been updated
Nattakit Vichit2 years ago
world wide?
Michael Marley2 years ago
Iiiiīī h h.
+Yanto Buduh no problem. It's very handy and a great way to keep up with family members or friends.
Bruce Butkus2 years ago
can you fix the zoom so when i want to zoom to a 'regional level' in navigation it doesnt automatically zoom out to show the WHOLE route. PLEASE. ITS SO ANNOYING+1
micah bowen2 years ago
Google you should really really cut apple off!
Thomas Haley2 years ago
LOL, there is no fast way across 520!
Ijaz Ahmed2 years ago
Google, you have F'd your excellent maps into a useless crap. +1
Adam Struppler2 years ago
What's dumb is Google doesn't even use translucent notification on android app yet, but they do on IOS+1
Anthony Garrett2 years ago
+Terry Cameron location is tied to your circles so embrace G+ and no worries
Hussein Najat2 years ago
It is very good
Moses Verdin2 years ago
This is what I've been waiting for :)
Jason Thompson2 years ago
I REALLY want a disable lock feature for google maps. It's the only reason i don't use it as my maps app all the time.
Travis Stiles2 years ago
Hey Google since you guys are so awesome can you add multiple destinations to the app. And then an option for shortest or quickest route between each destination. +5
Torben Buck2 years ago
+Ran Manor there is a timer for "No thanks" it'll accept it by itself.
Yessica Nasssiri2 years ago
I need advice...why when i go on my google maps?then see location history..there r"places i have never been too.. Anyone advice please..
Torben Buck2 years ago
+Yessica Nasssiri Maybe you mistyped(?) it in Maps, you did a voicesearch and it didn't get it right.
Google is syncronizing this data between platforms (If you type it on your PC it'll show it on your phone, too)
Andrew Theodore2 years ago
Please please please bring back search along route! I miss this so much when navigating somewhere and need to find a gas station/ store along the way!
As it is now you literally have to exit your route, search the new destination, then exit and return to your previous destination.... Torture!
James Cridland2 years ago
As you can see, it gives you a few seconds (ten?) to select "Accept". This is a bit bone-headed: I would like to always accept, but instead it defaults to "no thanks" - even if you are doing other things than look at the screen. Like driving. #fail+3
iyanna walton2 years ago
exacly that what i said
Daniel Blaney2 years ago
+Ran Manor the countdown symbol usually means its taking voice input.
Warren Jones2 years ago
I second the request to bring back the ability to search along routes!
Thomas Jones2 years ago
Any way to reroute? Keeps taking me back when there's a detoured.
How to save cashed map at 4.4.2?
Matt Satell2 years ago
I'm curious what kind of considerations go into the the minor aesthetic differences between presentations in iOS vs Android.  E.g. why is the text centered on iOS but not Android?  Why use "Reroute" on one but "Accept" on the other?
Jeffrey Kretzler2 years ago
Mat, it is because iphone users are the ones who need a smartphone to do what apple says they can do. whereas the android users can do what they want with it. (unless it is a Samsung and on a Verizon network) basically the differences is people who own a Dell, HP, Toshiba, or mac. or the ones who custom build their own rig while getting better features and saving more.+2
Check out the buzzfeed GPS vs Human on YouTube.
shamim mia2 years ago
Luc Frbežar2 years ago
Why does +Google Maps look better on iOS than on Android? And why the difference between "reroute" and "accept" ? +1
Joshua Parks2 years ago
I'm surprised that nobody noticed that the image above shows +Google Maps driving very close to right around Microsoft's HQ. A subtle one, don't miss it!
Nate2 years ago
The feature I want to see added is the ability to search along my route for something. Say I'm going to make a four hour drive to somewhere and along the way I want some mexican food. I'd love the option to search for a mexican restaurant that is no more than a 5,10, or 15 mile detour from my route at any given point along the way. +3
Hiral Patel2 years ago
About damn time+1
Andy Dietler2 years ago
Wouldn't it be nicer if the default was to accept the new route and pressing no before the timer ran out would cancel the change? Why would anyone not want to switch to the faster route?+2
Nardi Troka2 years ago
Isola d elba itali
Robert Hill2 years ago
Decided to update while I was using it, great upgrade though. Thanks Google!
Achmad bachtiar2 years ago
enak yang pakai satelit gak bayar pulsa
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Ross Whiteford2 years ago
What's Pacman doing there?
Paul Kaiser2 years ago
It never works out but I like having the option+1
Rahul Patil2 years ago
+Google Maps  we need fully offline version (with Voice Guided Navigation) like Nokia's 'Here' maps.  I am ready to pay for that.+1
Anoop Shankaran2 years ago
+Ran Manor , we also pressed Accept when Google said it's not responsible for any disasters caused by using it's navigation :)+1
Chaitanya Suri2 years ago
No need to update the android app .... It's already implemented!
Filippo Corti2 years ago
Can you share the apk guys?
Longayo Ndjate2 years ago
je ne cnn pas anglais
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Matteo Repossi2 years ago
Will it work for Android 4.0+ or also on 2.3+ ?
Android users continue on Waze?
Narciso Elero2 years ago
I'm SE Asia, already updated since yesterday..
How is this different from @waze?
Daoud Makram2 years ago
the Routes are clearer on Google Maps, I know @waze specializes in navigation but it doesn't show you whats around you, it doesn't have landmarks showing around you. Lets you are diving to certain location, and you are think to get a McDonald's drive through. If you drive by one on @waze you wouldn't know you past by it, but on Google maps you can see whats around you while driving to your desired location....+1
Nice! Will try that out. I tried Google maps walking directions but it was a pain in the a**
Gary Quick2 years ago
+Mark Meyer I really miss the Navigator's ability to basically just be a heads up display for traffic information.+1
Mark Meyer2 years ago
+Gary Quick It's forced me into using Waze more, but Waze's maps are ugly and choppy in my opinion. 
Evil Alt2 years ago
Hax rerouted you guys to the side road leaving the main road clear for me ROFL!
I know Google doesn't give a crap about what we think but I really wish they would add the traffic layer back to Navigation so I can see how much red is ahead of me when I'm stuck in traffic (yes, I realize I can exit out of Navigation to see Traffic on the regular map, but that's not cool to do while driving)+1
Gary Quick2 years ago
+David Struff Not sure if I agree with the the first part but I'm definitely in agreement on the Traffic layer.+1
+Gary Quick if they actually cared, they would do something about people's requests to re-add beloved features they've removed. Such as the Traffic layer. And the old Latitude +1
Eric Vinton2 years ago
How about you add POI search while in navigation?+1
Mariam Katanasho2 years ago
Can you know about Google
林永祥2 years ago
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اريد صديقه
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Isabel Arrioja2 years ago
Me gusta mas finos
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Sonny Kaufusi2 years ago
Darren Soh Colz2 years ago
Google bought +Waze for this service
Rafael Salmoral2 years ago
When will google maps transition out of Beta?
I like
reza khorshidi2 years ago
rizky azmi2 years ago
I like it
I like
Sent from Huawei Mobile
I use Tomtom and Waze. Waze was actually bougt by Google. I am happy with both of them.
Michael Forbes2 years ago
I would still like to see more features from Latitude brought back!!!!!
Google place for business is still sht, has not been fixed for over 5 years. I am surprised 'competition' siting on their hands too.
I like
I like
José Moniz2 years ago
Multidrop Gauge2 years ago
This is good...
Very good
Roberto Cabarcas2 years ago
necesario para todos
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VALERIO MUCCI2 years ago
App.affidabile e precisa.
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Very good
Hayat Minhas1 year ago