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TechnologyGoogle Maps just got a great new feature – but only on iPhone, not Android

19:45  04 september  2019
19:45  04 september  2019 Source:   bgr.com

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The feature is only available on Android for the time being though, which is hardly surprising. But Google also brought a handy feature to the iPhone version of Google Maps that doesn't seem to be available on Android , which is quite strange considering Android is, you know, Google 's own mobile

Google Maps is a must-have app on any smartphone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android device. But let’s not forget that Google Maps was available Just make sure you activate the feature by going to the Notifications toggles inside the side menu. Google Maps might also issue a prompt informing you

A few days ago, Google brought one of the features that was missing from the desktop Google Maps experience to the mobile versions of the app. That’s Street View support, which can now easily be enabled from the layers button. The feature is only available on Android for the time being though, which is hardly surprising. But Google also brought a handy feature to the iPhone version of Google Maps that doesn’t seem to be available on Android, which is quite strange considering Android is, you know, Google’s own mobile platform.

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First detailed on Reddit, the feature is a very simple addition to the Google Maps screen. We’re looking at weather information that now appears every time you open the app and look at any area.

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Google Maps directions might soon include a nifty new feature that’s already available on Apple Maps . Google also owns Waze, another popular navigation app on Android and iPhone , and Google has been working on achieving a sort of feature parity between Google Maps and Waze.

After you download a map , use the Google Maps app just like you normally would. If your Internet connection is slow or absent, Google Maps will use your offline maps to give you directions.

It looks like a button sitting opposite the layers menu, but it’s not. You can’t press it to get more detailed weather information. All you get is the current temperature as well as an icon that tells you what to expect in that area, and it’s not clear where the weather information is sourced from.

It’s a nifty feature that lets you see exactly what the weather is like at your destination right now. Every time you change the map, the weather “button” appears and then promptly disappears. I was already able to test it out, but if you don’t have it yet, it just means Google hasn’t updated Maps in your region.

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Is the new COVID overlay available on Google Maps mobile only ? Yes, currently is only available through the Maps app on mobile, Google develops everything now first for mobile, I do not know if it will be eventually available on the web version of Maps for browsers.

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Apple Maps also display weather conditions, so having the same feature inside Google Maps on iPhone isn’t that surprising.

Given that Google wants to offer a uniform apps experience across operating systems, it’s likely that weather data will make it over to Android in the future. Similarly, the Street View layer feature will probably land on iPhone in the near future.

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