Get real-time commute info and more in one tap

  • Get real-time commute info and more in one tap

Get real-time commute info and more in one tap

The tech giant has rolled out an update for Google Maps that puts all the essential features at one place so that users don't have to keep switching from using specific features.

These recommendations later expanded to all markets, and now the feature has been relocated to be more easily accessible right from the Google Maps home screen. There are local places and recommendations on this bottom bar, along with transit data and traffic data.

If you have already received this update, swiping up from the bottom while on the Google Maps interface will bring up three different tabs, namely: "places", "driving", and "public transport". Names of these tabs are self-explanatory and will show the information likewise.

By providing real-time commute information, Google Maps will help you get from Point A to Point B in a stress-free way.

The Google Maps app for Android is getting a couple new useful features. It will soon be rolled out for iOS users too, but Google has not specified a timeline for that yet. If you have your work and home address programmed, the app will even recommend which bus or train you should take.

You will now find more personalized information on Google Maps.

In addition to places to eat, this section will direct you to a selection of common daily destinations like ATM, drug stores, grocery stores, gas stations, and other shops.

You can see the tabs display in the image above, in case that description didn't make sense. The second tab, Driving, has a quick shortcut to navigate to home or work if you've entered that address. Another nifty feature is the one that does not show direction but alerts about delays on the route. Tap on start driving to access driving mode and start the journey to your destination. If you're going somewhere that's not home or work, you can swipe to find nearby transit stations with real-time schedules.

Google is actually not introducing anything new, as much as making the information easier to access.