•   
  •   

Tech & Science The Google Maps feature we’ve been waiting for is finally available to all Android users

19:51  02 november  2019
19:51  02 november  2019 Source:   bgr.com

Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displays

Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displays Why does Google make everything twice?

And now, the feature is finally available to everyone using the navigation app on an Android In a separate entry, Google lists all the Maps features that won’t be available while the incognito mode The feature will likely roll out to iPhone and iPad users later down the road, as has been the case

That ’s an incognito mode for Google Maps that will work just like it does in a web browser, only for The new Google Maps feature is part of a bigger push from Google to enhance user privacy. The post explains that incognito mode is already available on Chrome and YouTube, and it’s now coming

a screenshot of a cell phone: Google Maps iPhone Sign © Provided by Penske Media Corporation Google Maps iPhone Sign

Announced initially at Google I/O back in May, Google Maps incognito mode finally hit testing in early October when Google announced several privacy-enhancing features. Incognito mode on Google Maps is a welcome privacy addition to the popular app, allowing users to untie some of their Google Maps activity from their Google accounts. And now, the feature is finally available to everyone using the navigation app on an Android device.

Google updated a support document to announce that Maps Incognito is now available on Android. You can enable incognito mode in the Maps app any time you want with a simple swipe over your account avatar in the top right corner of the app, as seen in the animation below.

Dark mode finally rolling out for Gmail on Android

Dark mode finally rolling out for Gmail on Android If you spend a lot of time staring at screens all day (and all night, for that matter) many of you are no doubt glad to increasingly have a dark mode option become a more familiar part of your smartphone experience. 

Earlier this week, we told you about a fantastic new feature coming to the Google Maps Mobile app that could potentially change the way you explore the areas Well, Google on Wednesday afternoon announced that its terrific new Explore feature has now rolled out to its iOS and Android mobile apps.

It has been reported that Google is in the process of adding speed limit indicators to its Android Auto and Maps apps. The feature has been requested by users for some time and testing is already under way but this will only bring Google up to speed with their rivals Garmin and Waze.

You don’t have to sign out of your Google account to enjoy an enhanced degree of privacy. Just switch it on and off whenever you want your Maps data not to be associated with your Google account. While incognito Maps is on, Google won’t save search history or send notifications, it won’t update your Location History or shared location data, and it won’t use personal data to personalize Maps, as the company explained in its support document.

In a separate entry, Google lists all the Maps features that won’t be available while the incognito mode is switched on:

Commute

For You

Location History

Tip: Location History will be paused for your entire device, not just Maps.

Location Sharing

Notifications and messages

Search history

Search completion suggestions

Google Maps Contributions

Google Assistant microphone in Navigation

Offline Maps

Your Places

Media integration

Additionally, the microphone for Google Assistant will not be available in incognito mode, but you’ll still be able to summon the Assistant with the usual “Ok Google” command. Mind you, however, that data you share with Google Assistant while in incognito mode isn’t also treated as incognito by Assistant.

The feature will likely roll out to iPhone and iPad users later down the road, as has been the case with most new Google Maps features.

iOS devices get incognito mode for Google Maps .
Google Maps users with an iOS device are finally getting their hands on a tool that mobile Android owners have had for months: incognito mode. In October, Google began rolling out an incognito mode for the Android Maps mobile application so that users can travel and browse areas without being tracked. On Monday, the company announced that the feature has begun its rollout to iOS versions of the application, too.Incognito mode keeps Maps data from being saved to the user's Google account so that they can move anonymously.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!