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Google yesterday announced a new feature for Google Maps that will let you chat with businesses you find on the Maps. The Google Maps new feature – business messaging – is now available to Android and iPhone users on the left-hand slide-out drawer as a “message” button you can use to message businesses you find in Google Maps. It is the latest effort from the search giant to participate in instant messaging after failing to impress users with Hangout, Allo and RCS chat. Businesses that want to participate will need to install the new...
Google on Tuesday showed off additional features for Google Maps at the ongoing I/O. The features include AR mode of viewing the streets as a means of helping you to follow directions in real time and a personalized “For You” section that recommends places in your neighborhood based on your interest. The AR Google Maps consists of Google’s existing Maps data and street viewing feature but this time as a live feed from the camera of your phone to delineate walking directions superimposed on the real world, helping you find your way as ...
April Fools’ Day is here, and the internet is going to get caught up in various lame, witty, or senseless pranks. Particularly, Google Inc., which always has its own unique ways of pranking users on April Fools ’ Day, and like every year it has a list of its own Google pranks this time around too. Here is the round-up of some of the wittiest pranks by google- Bubble up your Keyboard with PuchiPuchi PuchiPuchi is Google Japan input team’s contemporary version for exchanging cryptographic messages. This bubble wrap version keyboar...
The navigation softwares have made our life so easy that getting used to a new place is no more a big deal. Gone are the days when you had to think twice before taking an unfamiliar route. Back then, there were those on-road guides who used to direct you to your destination; and you better know how precise it was. All you need to do is pull out your smartphone, choose your destination and hail on the direction.There’s more… The Perks of Google Maps Google Maps doesn’t just help you to reach from Location A to Location B. Some of t...
Google has started testing the app Google Trips, your new travel companion. It is an early version of the travel app, which is now being tested by local guides: users who contribute a lot to Google Maps. Google Trips shows you a list of upcoming trips, whenever you search for flights and accommodation. To keep the app interesting, it has also included a list of places to visit and various other activities to keep you at the edge of your seat. The new travel app automatically collects all of your data from your Gmail, providing you...
Google is back to work as the holidays and the CES is over. This first update of the year is here, Google Maps has come up with an updated version Maps v9.19 which involves a ‘driving mode’ that will predict where you are going without even asking. The new feature will utilize your previous location history and web searched to estimate your destination and provide traffic updates and estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the same. This new feature is optional and can be activated from the navigation drawer or by creating a shortcut o...