Listen Now: Google Maps: What To Know About The New Features
Want to avoid a trail of breadcrumbs? Update google maps.
The latest version of Google Maps is turning a few heads because of some new features. Aside from getting you from point A to point B, it will now give users the ability to post warnings about speed traps.
Much like Waze, users will not get a heads up about any cops around the corner, or hazards such as slow downs or construction.
The second new feature is being called a step in the right direction towards privacy. It’s called incognito mode and the company says when you turn it on, a few things will happen. First Google Maps will stop saving your browser and search history, so what you are searching for at the moment won’t autofill during future searches. It won’t update your location history or shared locations and will stop personalizing maps with your personal data.
This doesn’t mean those government agencies with initials won’t be able to track your every move, but at least your travel habits will be a little harder to crack. That is at least for now.
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