Google updates Maps for Android with Google Calendar integration

Google updates Maps for Android with Google Calendar integration
If you're rocking an Android smartphone, you'll be pleased to know that Google released a new update for the Maps application, which makes it easier to see the location of the events you already have scheduled in your Calendar.

The new Maps app for Android features Google Calendar integration, which means that whenever you're getting subway directions to a birthday party or head to a friend's house, you will be able to easily access your events directly from the map.

In order to benefit from the new feature, you have to enter the address in the “Where” box when you created an event in Google Calendar. Also, you should be signed into both Maps and Calendar application for the new feature to work.

Aside from that, Google announced that it introduced a new “Upcoming” tab, which is supposed to allow you to see a list of all upcoming events you have listed in Google Calendar. To get to that tab, you must open the sidebar menu, tap “Your Place” and then tap “Upcoming.” Any of the upcoming events can be hidden by tapping on the event from the map and then choosing “Dismiss.”

Another worthy improvement added by Google is related to Gmail. Basically, when Android users receive confirmation emails for hotel, flight or restaurant reservations in Gmail, the information will now be shown in Maps as well. Just like other events, these reservations will be listed under the “Upcoming” tab.

And last but not least, you can now see the address of some of your contacts directly in Maps. Obviously, you will have to enter their address in the Contacts menu before their location will be shown on the map.

The new version of Google Maps for Android allows users to manage their personal content using the new manager under the Settings tab.

source: Google

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7 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not keen on intergrating my e-mail and contacs with Google Maps - a sort of privacy concern for me.

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You'd best stop using any kind of smartphone then bud. ;)

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IKR lol.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Or better off not putting anything personal in the hands of the spyware giant. No calendar nor contacts nor personal data to eavesdrop on, nothing to integrate :)

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Maps had contacts support for long time now. It's very efficient to just say/type a name for directions.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Values keep changing while the data remains the same, I simply don't put any personal data in the hands of the spyware giant in the first place.

5. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I think Waze does something like this. Whatever destination I have in my calendar when I open Waze it automatically prompts & is ready to take me to that appointment.

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