Google Maps is getting a couple of new updates, together with a social characteristic that’s designed to assist folks plan and collaborate with their pals. The navigation platform can also be including improved transit instructions and emoji reactions.
The brand new social characteristic is designed to take planning out of your group chat and into Google Maps. The platform is updating its listing characteristic to make it simpler for folks to share locations, plan with pals and vote on group actions. With this new characteristic, you’ll be capable to create a collaborative listing to to begin planning a hangout after you share a spot in Maps with pals. Everybody within the group can add locations they’re eager about visiting, and vote with an emoji, like a coronary heart or a thumbs down.
Google says the brand new characteristic will permit customers to plan an outing from begin to end proper within the Maps app. For example, you possibly can invite your folks to collaborate on an inventory to resolve on all the actions you wish to do that winter. Everybody can add the actions they’re eager about, like ice skating at a particular rink or testing a vacation market. As folks begin to vote, everybody can get a way of which actions are the most well-liked.
The brand new replace is rolling out globally on Android and iOS within the coming weeks.
As for the improved transit instructions, Google Maps is making it simpler to see the very best path to your vacation spot, based mostly on components like ETA, variety of transfers and the size of the journey. There’s additionally now the choice to customise your route based mostly on the kind of transit you wish to take, or if you wish to take a route that requires the least quantity of strolling.
Plus, you’ll begin to see precisely the place the station entrances and exits are, what facet of the road they’re on, and a transparent strolling path to and from it. These updates will assist you make sure that you’re catching the suitable prepare in the suitable path.
The transit updates will begin rolling out on Android and iOS within the coming weeks.
Google Maps can also be including emoji reactions to photographs, movies and opinions. When you don’t see an emoji that encapsulate what you’re feeling, in some circumstances you possibly can create mashup reactions with Emoji Kitchen. Emoji reactions begin rolling out globally immediately on Android and iOS.