Google Maps new features, will save user from taking long route

The new features coming from Google Maps will allow users to add missing roads and road directionality, rename, or delete incorrect ones.

In realtime, Google Maps provide accurate navigation. However, many times we end up taking the long route to reach the destination. Thus, to avoid this mistake Google is bringing some new features on Google Maps. The tech giant is likely to update its map editing experience. Thus, allowing users to add missing roads and realign, rename or delete the incorrect locations.

Google Maps: New Features

According to one of the Google’s blogpost, new feature on Google Maps is called “DRAWING“. This new experience is similar to the line tool we are using in Microsoft Paint. This new updated features¬† will be rolling out in more than 80 countries in coming months.¬†Also Read: Google updates its Google Photos app, the app will gets smarter with new video editor

Right Now, if the user wants to add a missing road then they can drop a pin about the type of road, road location, road’s name. Using this pin feature, user can submit new information to the Google. Additionally, with these features users can also report if the road is closed on Google Maps. This report can be submitted with additional details including dates, directions etc.

Accessing Missing Road Feature

1. In Google Maps, Click on side menu button
2. Go to “Edit the map” option
3. Select “Missing Road

Google will take the details from the users about this missing road on Google Maps and with this features the app will ensure that the user is accurate. After submission, the user will see a screen on the app itself. This screen will prompt the user about marking a bike path as a road. The screen also says that Google will take upto seven days to review a user’s requested submission.

Google Maps: Location editing features
Google Maps: Location editing features

Additionally, Google Maps also gets new features called “photo updates“. This new feature will allow users to share small details about the place they visited. The small details about the place can be updated without having to leave a full review. To access this feature, users have to add a new image of the location along with a text snippet.

1. Users can add their own photos, simply by tapping on “upload a photo update” button.
2. Select the photo to post
3. Leave a short text description about the submitted photo

Google Maps: Photo Update features
Google Maps: Photo Update features

To recall, this “Drawing” tool feature is likely to roll out in over 80 countries in the coming days. Currently, Google is working on many new features for Google Maps. Also, We can expect these features to launch in coming days. Additionally, The tech giant will initially roll out these features to the beta users and later these features will come to general users from all around the world. Also Read: Facebook bring BARS as a TikTok alternative for rappers

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