Finding a Place to Park Sucks, But Google Maps is Making It Better With New “Find Parking” Feature

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When you’re headed to a busy destination, parking can sometimes be a nightmare. Back in January of this year, Google Maps introduced the parking difficulty indicator for select areas, which has been highly beneficial. Today, Google Maps announced a Find Parking feature, which helps you locate parking in congested areas, then provides navigation by foot to your final destination. When you plug a destination into Google Maps, the app will showcase your probability of finding a spot to park. If parking isn’t looking too hot, you ...

Picture-in-Picture Working in Google Maps for Android Oreo Users

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Inside of version 9.60 for Google Maps, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support appears to be live for folks running Android 8.0. From what we can tell, the best usage of PiP for Google Maps is when you’re already navigating to a destination. Once you’re on your way, you should be able to tap on the Home button, which then brings your navigation into a movable window on the home screen. It’s not the most useful thing ever, but if you need to multitask something, it’s an option. On my ...

Q&A, FAQ Section Rolling Out to Google Maps Listings

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There’s likely been a time when you’ve had a question concerning a place you were thinking about going to. For example, maybe you’re curious about outside seating at a local eatery or want to know about parking at a particular business. Well, Google Maps has a new feature this week, allowing you to ask these important questions with knowledgable users fielding them. The way it works is pretty simple. Simply find the place you have a question about inside of Google Maps, scroll down a bit until ...

Google Maps Now Displaying Traffic Time Graph Inside of Directions

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Google Maps is beginning to display the best time to make those errands, with a time graph being shown directly inside of the directions menu. As an example, let’s say you want to head to the mall. Simply plug in the address, then Google Maps will display the best time for you to go. It could be earlier in the morning or right before the lunch rush. Either way, you’ll know best, provided this graph is based on accumulated traffic data. Here’s a screenshot of what the ...