Google Maps update adds one of Waze's most popular features

Google Maps update adds one of Waze's most popular features
Google Maps update adds one of Waze's most popular features
Google is quietly adding a new feature to its Maps app, which is by no coincidence one of the most popular Waze features – the ability to report accidents and speed traps while you're in traffic. The important update hasn't been officially announced by Google, but 9to5google reports many users on reddit claim they are now able to use the feature.

While this isn't really new to Maps users, Google has started a wider rollout only recently. In case you're wondering whether or not it's still worth using Waze over Google Maps, it's worth noting that the former allows users to report about hazards, road closures, and gas prices.

Unfortunately, there's no telling where the new feature is rolled out and how long it will take Google to make it available to everyone. What we do know is that it's only available on Android devices at the moment.

You don't have to look for a new version of Google Maps in the Play Store since this is a server-side update, so if you see a new icon in the app that lets you report accidents and speed traps, it means you're lucky to have received the update.

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4 Comments

1. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 78; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

When Google transfers all the features what will become of Waze?

2. andynaija

Posts: 1231; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Good question. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. miketer

Posts: 472; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Rest assured, the last of Waze is round the corner.

4. DFranch

Posts: 469; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I tried Waze, but the navigation was just more accurate in Maps. Plus, the advertisements are annoying in waze. I haven't tried it in at least a year, but that is what I remember.

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