Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus

To get started, you need to enter where you want to go, and then you can choose a "Start" button that will appear at the bottom of the screen. Rolling out in the next few weeks and months, Google Maps will soon be able to give you live updates when you're in transit.

Google has been testing out the feature among a small group of users, with plans to launch it 'soon, ' TechCrunch reports.

If you've ever had to use public transportation, you would know how stressful it can be making sure that you get off at the correct stop, especially if you haven't used the particular route before.

The report also points out the lock screen notifications are interactive, making it possible to scan through the directions rather than have to enter the app.

Google Maps is one of the tech giant's very useful services.




Google Maps also updated the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience - such as gas stations for navigation and train stations for transit.

It's not certain when Google will roll out these changes to the Maps app for iOS and Android apps.

Google products set to incorporate the new feature include Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Earth, and Android Auto. However, there's no estimated wait time for the feature's arrival in the Google Maps app.

Google Maps has made our lives a whole lot easier.

A transit feature is already present in Google Maps which relies on the public transport system in major cities of the world. Google Maps recently introduced the motorcycle mode, keeping the large number of people traveling by motorcycles in mind.

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