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MoneyOne of Waze’s best features is now rolling out to more Google Maps users

04:25  14 march  2019
04:25  14 march  2019 Source:   bgr.com

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That incident report feature is now rolling out widely 9to5 Google reports, which means more Google Maps users will have access to it. We ’ ll add that Waze ’ s incident reports feature works so well because it’s available to a large number of users . The same should happen for Google Maps once

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One of Waze’s best features is now rolling out to more Google Maps users© S3studio/Getty Images Hong Kong, Hong Kong - JULY 31: A smart phone with the icons for the Google Map app is seen on the screen in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images)

Google has brought several Waze features over to Google Maps in the past few months, which is excellent news for Waze fans who would like to get a similar experience out of Google Maps.

We saw speed limits, and speed traps hit Google Maps, with Google confirming the new feature. We then saw Waze’s signature feature in testing inside Maps. That’s the the incident reports feature that lets you post updates about your current traffic experience, and warn other users about traffic and accidents ahead.

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Using Google Maps is similar to Waze , but very user -friendly. The Google Maps app also moves around, but only when necessary. It looks like Google Maps might be a bit more efficient at managing the data used by the navigation app. One of the reasons for this is because Google Maps

Well Google bought Waze and has kept them as a separate product for that and owning the market I think Google is purposely keeping things like mobile speed trap warnings out of Maps to not annoy My understanding is that Waze was up for sale and Google didn't want any rival companies like

That incident report feature is now rolling out widely 9to5Google reports, which means more Google Maps users will have access to it. Other users posted screenshots on Reddit that show the feature in action:

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You don’t need to update Google Maps to see the new reports button, as this is a server-side switch, although you should make sure you’re on the latest version of the app. You’ll see incident reports inside Google Maps once Google brings the feature to your market. The UI button will be marked as “New,” as seen in the screenshot above.

Tap it, and Google Maps’ incident report panel comes up. That’s where you’ll be able to post notifications about accidents or speed traps that you may encounter along the way:

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Google has been bringing some of Waze ’ s best features to Google Maps in the past few months, but Waze still offers the better experience to drivers who are interested in real-time information about Now , Google Assistant for Waze is ready to roll out to all US users , as Waze explains in a blog post.

Google has been porting Waze ’ s best feature to Google Maps for a while now , but only in a limited Google Maps for iPhone and Android will support all these incident reports later this week, as Google is making If you can’t see them yet, it just means they haven’t been rolled out to your country yet.

These appear to be the only types of incidents that Google Maps supports right now, but it’s still a massive upgrade for Google’s main navigation application. You might not want to ditch Waze just yet if you prefer the improved crowdsourced navigation experience the app offers, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Google bring all the Waze features to Maps in the not too distant future. We’ll add that Waze’s incident reports feature works so well because it’s available to a large number of users. The same should happen for Google Maps once users start taking advantage of it.

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