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The Google Assistant Driving Mode announced at Google I/O 2019 seems to finally be rolling out

After announcing Google Assistant's Driving Mode back at Google I/O 2019, Google seems to finally be rolling out the feature on Android. The new feature is supposed to serve as a replacement for the Android Auto app on smartphones. Two weeks ago, a few users started to see a new navigation UI in the Google Maps...

Trusted Contacts is joining the Google graveyard

If you rely on Trusted Contacts to keep track of friends and family, we have some bad news: Google on Friday announced the app is joining the company’s graveyard. It’s another service in a long list of services that have gone way too soon. Announced at the end of 2016, Trusted Contacts was a location sharing...

Google adds election information about where to vote in Search, Assistant and Maps

With the 2020 U.S. election just a few weeks away, finding accurate information about voting is incredibly important. That’s why Google is adding election features to Assistant and Google Search, making it easy for users to get information on how and where to vote. Starting today, users can ask, “Hey Google, where do I vote?” and...

Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex.Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

Google Calendar on the web adds a Google Maps panel for quick access

Following the recent rollout of Google Tasks integration in Google Calendar, the web version of Google Calendar has now received an add-on for Google Maps in the side panel. As per a recent report from 9to5Google, the Google Calendar side panel now houses a new Maps icon right underneath the Keep and Tasks icons. Clicking on...

Gmail prepares to let you opt out of personalizing other Google services

Given how important email has become in our day-to-day lives, it's important that you sign up with an email service that you can trust. Most people are using free email services like Gmail, and it's thanks to Gmail's huge userbase that Google is able to collect massive amounts of aggregated data on our email habits....

Live View in Google Maps now shows landmarks to help you navigate

The next time you’re navigating a big city, figuring out which way to go will be a lot easier. Google Maps is introducing a new feature in its augmented reality "Live View" navigation mode. The new feature will display nearby landmarks so you can more easily figure out where you are based on your surroundings. With...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Maps is preparing to add a dark mode for menus and settings

Over the past year, Google has been gradually updating all its app with a new dark mode setting. The company recently released dark mode support for Google Translate, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. And now, the company is preparing to add a dark mode option for menus and settings on Google Maps. While...

Google Maps tests a new car mode UI with bigger buttons

After adding a new COVID-19 layer to track coronavirus trends by region to Google Maps, Google has started testing a new car mode UI for the navigation app. As per a recent report from Android Police, the new UI has started making its way to a handful of users via a server-side switch, and it...

Google Maps adds a COVID-19 layer to track coronavirus trends by region

Earlier this year, Google Maps added new safety features to help people navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Google is adding a layer that will display COVID-19 outbreak data. The COVID-19 layer was originally discovered by Jane Manchun Wong earlier this month. According to Google, the COVID-19 layer will show information for all 220 countries and territories...

You can now use Live View with Location Sharing in Google Maps, starting with Pixel phones on Android 11

As part of today’s release of Android 11, Google on Tuesday detailed a slew of features that are exclusive to Pixel devices, including a new feature that wasn't found in an earlier beta or developer preview. Starting with Pixel owners on Android 11, Google is introducing Location Sharing support to Live View in Google Maps....

Google Maps prepares to add a new layer for tracking COVID-19 outbreak trends

Google is reportedly working on adding a new layer in Google Maps that will provide users with important COVID-19 outbreak information. Jane Manchun Wong, who is famous for reverse engineering apps to uncover new features before they’re announced, posted images of the new layer on Twitter. The layer appears to show the number of COVID-19 outbreaks...