Google Maps
5 months 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
Daniele Pantaleo5 months ago
"outsmart traffic"...
ohai +Waze!

[yes, i know google bought it]
Luke Gerdes5 months ago
Chipego Changula5 months ago
Now that is super news, but where's the android update?+33
Alex Andersson5 months ago
i like it +Google Maps +1
劉俊廷5 months ago
That's great.
Ran Manor5 months ago
Isn't it dangerous to hit the 'Accept' button while driving?+16
Daniele Pantaleo5 months ago
+Ran Manor 
oh, the irony! :D
Mark Meyer5 months 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. +50
Thomas Kuhnert5 months ago
For all countries?+4
Stuart Crabtree5 months ago
No update for Android yet! +4
EDU MEDINAS5 months ago
No Android??? MmmBuaaaa !!!
Daniele Pantaleo5 months ago
calm down, let the update spread through the servers! what the hell?!+3
Mark Meyer5 months 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. 
Andrew Soong5 months ago
Well I sat in traffic for four hours yesterday thanks to Google Maps not doing this.+2
Yonas Abraham5 months ago
can you configure it to automatically re-route you to the faster route than asking you?+7
Yanto Buduh5 months ago
Bring back Google Latitude please....+17
Dmitriy Briskin5 months ago
I see the +Waze team has been busy.+17
Matthew Scott5 months ago
Google navi is by far the best. +1
Fred Williams5 months 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 Jones5 months ago
This is not new for Android users.+2
Clive L5 months ago
unless google map give me back the zoom-out button, everything else is just ordinary and secondary.+5
Ian Lewis5 months ago
But won't let you save you location when you're hiking...Locus Pro
Wade Jesick5 months 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 Kumar5 months ago
Android version coming late almost every time. Why?+1
Dean Neitman5 months 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 Eve5 months ago
They're getting ready to turn it on.
Mark Stronge5 months ago
The only reason I use waze is to report traffic etc. Then I go back to Google maps.+2
Joe Aiello5 months 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 Z5 months 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 Cameron5 months 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.
Samuel Liebermann5 months ago
Please add a feature to auto accept suggestions for faater route. I don't want to press accept while driving. +10
Abo Siba5 months ago
Why this App dose not work by GPS only?
Nicholas Kathrein5 months ago
+Yanto Buduh it's in g+and it's great+1
Tam Anon5 months 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 Buduh5 months ago
+Nicholas Kathrein yep it's great but I think G+ too heavy and unsimple. And I use it too.
Stewart Gateley5 months 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! 
Nicholas Kathrein5 months ago
+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 Hall5 months ago
This also happens to be a great way of showing how much nicer the screen on the Nexus 5 is. :-)+1
Alex Dumitru5 months ago
+Clive L : zoom-in/zoom-out with a single finger still works: double-tap - hold - slide up/down ;)+1
Andrew Kameka5 months ago
+Stuart Crabtree +EDU MEDINAS +Nitish Kumar this has been on Android since July of last year.+1
joseph ramanantsoa5 months ago
Yanto Buduh5 months ago
+Nicholas Kathrein thx for this tutorial.
Malte Degener5 months ago
So Waze finally arrived at Google Maps, huh?

I like it!
Wap Master5 months ago
আচ্ছা আমি গুগলে ভিডিও ক্লিপ কিভাবে শেয়ার করবো?+1
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Awesome. That is all
Raúl Colón5 months ago
+Mark Meyer "unlike the iphone delivery where users can get it immediately" lol, yes, right, immediately.
ramandeep kukreja5 months ago
ramandeep kukreja5 months ago
Yanto Buduh5 months ago
+Wap Master how can I read it ?
Mark Stronge5 months ago
Android users already have this AFAIK, I saw the option once+1
Dave Trani5 months 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.  
Arturo C DiazNuila5 months ago
soooooo, android bought WAZE just to make this on their app? hahaha
Ananya Gupta5 months ago
I've had this for 6 months on my Android phone.
Linwood Davis5 months ago
My nexus already ask me this, we been updated
Nattakit Vichit5 months ago
world wide?
Michael Marley5 months ago
Iiiiīī h h.
Nicholas Kathrein5 months ago
+Yanto Buduh no problem. It's very handy and a great way to keep up with family members or friends.
Bruce Butkus5 months 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 bowen5 months ago
Google you should really really cut apple off!
Thomas Haley5 months ago
LOL, there is no fast way across 520!
Ijaz Ahmed5 months ago
Google, you have F'd your excellent maps into a useless crap. +1
Adam Struppler5 months ago
What's dumb is Google doesn't even use translucent notification on android app yet, but they do on IOS+1
Anthony Garrett5 months ago
+Terry Cameron location is tied to your circles so embrace G+ and no worries
Hussein Najat5 months ago
It is very good
Moses Verdin5 months ago
This is what I've been waiting for :)
Red Roses5 months ago
I like
Jason Thompson5 months 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 Stiles5 months 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. +6
Jason Ceola5 months ago
This would be a lot more awesome if Google maps could give the fastest route in the first place.
Torben Buck5 months ago
+Ran Manor there is a timer for "No thanks" it'll accept it by itself.
Yessica Nasssiri5 months 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 Buck5 months 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 Theodore5 months 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 Cridland5 months 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+2
iyanna walton5 months ago
exacly that what i said
Daniel Blaney5 months ago
+Ran Manor the countdown symbol usually means its taking voice input.
Warren Jones5 months ago
I second the request to bring back the ability to search along routes!
Thomas Jones5 months ago
Any way to reroute? Keeps taking me back when there's a detoured.
Alexander Letetsky5 months ago
How to save cashed map at 4.4.2?
Matt Satell5 months 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 Kretzler5 months 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
Paxton Churchwell5 months ago
Check out the buzzfeed GPS vs Human on YouTube.
shamim mia5 months ago
Luc Frbežar5 months ago
Why does +Google Maps look better on iOS than on Android? And why the difference between "reroute" and "accept" ? +1
Joshua Parks5 months 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!
nathaniel vincent5 months 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 Patel5 months ago
About damn time+1
Andy Dietler5 months 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
Rocio Lane5 months ago
Nardi Troka5 months ago
Isola d elba itali
Robert Hill5 months ago
Decided to update while I was using it, great upgrade though. Thanks Google!
Achmad bachtiar5 months ago
enak yang pakai satelit gak bayar pulsa
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Andre Mckenzie5 months ago
Ross Whiteford5 months ago
What's Pacman doing there?
Paul Kaiser5 months ago
It never works out but I like having the option+1
Rahul Patil5 months 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 Shankaran5 months 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 Suri5 months ago
No need to update the android app .... It's already implemented!
Filippo Corti5 months ago
Can you share the apk guys?
Longayo Ndjate5 months ago
je ne cnn pas anglais
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Matteo Repossi5 months ago
Will it work for Android 4.0+ or also on 2.3+ ?
Shashi Bellamkonda5 months ago
Android users continue on Waze?
Narciso Elero5 months ago
I'm SE Asia, already updated since yesterday..
How is this different from @waze?
Daoud Makram5 months 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 Quick5 months ago
+Mark Meyer I really miss the Navigator's ability to basically just be a heads up display for traffic information.+1
Mark Meyer5 months ago
+Gary Quick It's forced me into using Waze more, but Waze's maps are ugly and choppy in my opinion. 
Evil Alt5 months ago
Hax rerouted you guys to the side road leaving the main road clear for me ROFL!
David Struff5 months ago
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 Quick5 months ago
+David Struff Not sure if I agree with the the first part but I'm definitely in agreement on the Traffic layer.+1
David Struff5 months ago
+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 Vinton5 months ago
How about you add POI search while in navigation?+1
Mariam Katanasho5 months ago
Can you know about Google
林永祥5 months ago
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رادي ناصر5 months ago
اريد صديقه
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Isabel Arrioja5 months ago
Me gusta mas finos
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Sonny Kaufusi5 months ago
Darren Soh Colz5 months ago
Google bought +Waze for this service
Rafael Saltronic5 months ago
Galih Raga Pratama5 months ago
Alex Perez5 months ago
When will google maps transition out of Beta?
Luis Pujols5 months ago
Eduardo Ferraz5 months ago
Is waze required?
Nyaradzai Chapeuka5 months ago
I like
Artavazd Grigoryan5 months ago
reza khorshidi5 months ago
rizky azmi5 months ago
I like it
Nyaradzai Chapeuka5 months ago
I like
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Bronislava Slagle5 months ago
I use Tomtom and Waze. Waze was actually bougt by Google. I am happy with both of them.
Michael Forbes5 months ago
I would still like to see more features from Latitude brought back!!!!!
Dimitri Rytsk5 months ago
Google place for business is still sht, has not been fixed for over 5 years. I am surprised 'competition' siting on their hands too.
Nyaradzai Chapeuka5 months ago
I like
Nyaradzai Chapeuka4 months ago
I like
José Moniz4 months ago
Vinod Kumar4 months ago
This is good...
Mani Kane4 months ago
Very good
Roberto Cabarcas4 months ago
necesario para todos
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VALERIO MUCCI3 weeks ago
App.affidabile e precisa.
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Very good