8 New Google Maps Features Launched On 15th Birthday

Google has introduced new Google Maps features on its 15th birthday. The logo and icon have been refreshed and the app UI has undergone major modifications.

There were two tabs on the home screen of Google Maps, that is, Explore and Commute. Now, these two tabs have been cataloged into five different tabs: Explore, Commute, Saved, Contribute and Updates.

New Tabs In Google Maps

1. Saved

With this new tab, people can view all the saved places in the same place. The tab will play a vital role in going on trips and making travel plans. The tab will also recommend places based on an individual’s map history.

2. Contribute

Millions of people contribute to Google Maps by providing information which makes it convenient for people while travelling. In this tab, one can share information about a local area including business reviews, photos, addresses, etc.

3. Updates

This tab will provide the user with the trending and must-visit places near them. Local experts guides and publishers will provide information regarding the trending places in a nearby area. Users can check out these newly added places.

 

Latest Google Maps Features

4. Temperature

For a convenient ride, people can check the current temperature as described by previous riders, before heading out.

5. Women’s Section

This section will help in areas where commuting systems have dedicated women’s sections such as coaches or reserved seats, and other details to contribute to women’s safety and convenience.

6. Carriages availability

This feature will help people in selecting a route based on the number of carriages in a train or metro available on the route. As of now, the service only available for Japan.

7. Accessibility

Through this feature, users with special abilities can get to know about accessible entrance, seating and other facilities in the public transit lines. Users can also find Hi-visible LED and stop button.

8. Security onboard

This feature will guide about security cameras, helpline numbers and guards present in an area.


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