Google Maps update includes new voice commands

Google Maps update includes new voice commands
Google Maps currently has version 9.36.0 beta starting to make its way around the block to Android devices. The latest version of the app includes a new feature for those who are high ranking members of the Local Guides program. Those who meet that description will be able to make custom lists of saved places.

Only level 4 Local Guides will be able to make these lists such as "Best burgers in Manhattan," "July 2017 trip to Mexico City," or "Places to take mom or dad when they visit." If you qualify, you'll be able to divide your saved places into categories such as "Favorites," and places where you "Want to go."
 
For everyone else, the update includes a new voice command allowing you to tell Google Maps that you want to "avoid tolls," "avoid ferries," or "avoid highways." By making this voice command, Google Maps will give you turn-by-turn directions to your destination that will avoid what you ask it to. Maps will respond with audio feedback to let you know that your message was heard loud and clear. And if you change your mind, you can exchange the word "allow" for "avoid."

The update will also include the ability to get notifications about traffic nearby. Just as its title infers, this feature allows you to receive traffic conditions based on your current location.

Keep an eye peeled for the update. You can try to manually update Google Maps by going to the Google Play Store and clicking on the hamburger menu on the upper left of the screen. Click on My apps & games and scroll to Google Maps. If the word "update" appears, click on it to download and install the latest version of the app.

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source: AndroidPolice

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