Google Maps gets even better: New feature makes navigation much easier

The new traffic widget joins the already available customizable widget and shortcuts for route planning, location, share locations, general traffic conditions and driving mode. However, the shortcuts have the disadvantage for users that they are forwarded directly to the app when they are tapped.

Google writes in the announcement that the new feature will be rolled out for Android users “in the coming weeks”. Apple users have had a similar widget with “Know Before You Go” since last year.

Just a few days ago, Google introduced another innovation for Maps. In the future, users will be able to view the expected toll costs for certain routes in the app. German users will have to be patient though. Read more about the topic here.

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