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Google Maps to the rescue, now helps you to find nearest COVID vaccine and testing centres

Android or iOS users can check with the centre directly via a phone call about the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Apr 23, 2021, 17:28 PM IST

Google Maps now gets a dark theme feature: Here’s how it looks

While Google has been testing the dark mode for Google Maps since September last year, the global rollout for Android users has begun now.  The night mode is meant to provide "your eyes a much-needed break" and help conserve battery life.

Mar 21, 2021, 14:29 PM IST

Google Maps gets a new feature, will allow users to rename missing roads

The company also announced that to help local businesses in Google Search and Maps, people using Android in the US can join its first nationwide challenge to rally helpful reviews, photos and updates. Photo updates can help people make more informed decisions with a place`s most recent images.

Mar 12, 2021, 12:08 PM IST

Google Maps gets Dark Mode on Android, know how to activate it

The feature is available on the Android-based Google Maps app. Users will need to update the app in order to get this feature. After getting the latest update, users can turn it on for their entire phone. Users will need to go to the Setting menu and then into the Theme menu. The dark mode can be applied by following this step.

Feb 24, 2021, 23:53 PM IST

Google maps gets 'desi' rival, ISRO to collaborate with MapmyIndia for web mapping services

In its continued effort to come up more 'Made in India' products, the Indian Space Research Organisation is collaborating with MapmyIndia for providing mapping and geospatial services. The initiative was announced by the navigation technology solutions provider MapmyIndia by its CEO and Excutive Director, Rohan Verma.

Feb 13, 2021, 10:14 AM IST

Google Maps returns to Apple Watch after 3 years

Google first announced that Google Maps would be returning to Apple's wearable in August.

Sep 10, 2020, 15:14 PM IST

Google expands Business Messages via Google Maps, Search

Business Messages provides brands a comprehensive messaging solution across Android devices, and through Maps on iOS.

Jun 26, 2020, 13:18 PM IST

New Google tool to help users find Covid testing centres in India

The search giant has partnered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and MyGov to provide the information on authorised testing labs.

Jun 12, 2020, 17:05 PM IST

Google Maps to help travel safely amid COVID-19 crisis

Google Maps are also introducing driving alerts to notify users about the COVID-19 checkpoints and restrictions along their routes, like when crossing national borders.

Jun 10, 2020, 21:04 PM IST

Driving, transit alerts arrive on Google Maps to notify route impacted by COVID-19

Google Maps on Android and iOS will now show relevant alerts from local transit agencies to help travellers prepare accordingly if government mandates impact transit services or require them to wear a mask on public transportation.

Jun 09, 2020, 13:40 PM IST

Google Maps introduces wheelchair accessible places feature

When ‘Accessible Places' is switched on, a wheelchair icon would indicate an accessible entrance, and people would be able to see if a place has accessible seating, restrooms or parking.

May 22, 2020, 12:36 PM IST

Kejriwal government, Google India Maps join hands to help people find food and night shelters

Google India Maps is facilitating people to find out food and night shelters in Delhi and 32 other cities if they are in need. 

Apr 14, 2020, 17:43 PM IST

Google Maps may soon show well-lit paths for night safety

To help you walk towards home safely, Google Maps is reportedly planning on adding a new feature to its service to highlight brightly lit streets.

Dec 06, 2019, 21:01 PM IST

Google testing 'Incognito Mode' in Maps

Just like in Google Chrome, "Incognito Mode" for Maps will have several specific privacy features when rolled out globally.

Sep 23, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

Google Maps introduces three new dining features for Indian users

The features help people with finding things to do in an area or getting offers on dining out, or recommending places and experiences.

Jul 11, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Google Maps gets new safety feature in India, to alert passengers if cab driver deviates from route

The new safety feature is now available to Android users in India using the latest version of Google Maps.

Jun 26, 2019, 15:43 PM IST

Google says working hard to fight against fraud, fake business profiles on Maps

To tackle the frauds, Google said that it has taken down more than 3 million fake business profiles––and more than 90 percent of those business profiles were removed before a user could even see the profile.

Jun 24, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

Google Calendar suffers global outage

While Google Calendar suffered the outage, other Google services such as Gmail and Google Maps appeared to be unaffected except for Hangouts Meet that has been experiencing some difficulties, the report said.

Jun 19, 2019, 11:22 AM IST

Google Maps introduces live train status, live traffic update for bus travel in India

These features include Bus travel times from live traffic in 10 of the largest cities in India, live train status for Indian Railways trains, and mixed-mode commute suggestions that now combine auto-rickshaw and public transport.

Jun 05, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Google pushes new privacy controls, introduces 'Incognito mode' for Maps

The search giant also published new privacy commitments for its hardware and launched its lowest-priced Pixel smartphone to date at the annual Google I/O developers` conference. 

May 08, 2019, 06:44 AM IST