Google Maps is coming up with Incident Reporting feature

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Apparently, some Android users of the Google Maps app have spotted a Waze-like feature that will probably be rolling out soon. Incident Reporting is a popular feature being used by Waze users to report incidences such including accidents, road work and the likes—and according to The Verge, the feature is now being tested by Google.

The feature was first reported by Android Police in a Google Maps APK teardown two weeks ago. While confirming the addition of the feature, Google said Incident Reporting has been available to Android users for several months now.

Of course, many drivers out there would still prefer using Waze because of its accuracy, having another app they can call on is not a bad idea; moreover, Google owns both apps. Regardless of the Incident Reporting feature that is now coming to Waze and Google Maps, the fact remains that both apps are unique in their own ways. While Waze is basically for drivers. Google Maps is basically designed to help you find your way among other uses.

Google Maps recently got rid of the ability to hail an Uber ride within the app. While you can still look up the route in Maps and “request the ride from the Uber app,” according to Google, you will not be able book a ride directly within the app.

It is not completely care why Google took such a decision at this time, but the decision to add that ability in January 2017 was greeted with mixed feelings. While the ability lasted, users could among several other things enter a location, identify route, and check Uber prices and finally request a ride without exiting the Maps app.

Prior to that addition [one that allowed users to hail ride without leaving the app], users could only check price estimates and start the process of getting a lift—but that was all. However, any users interested in following up their interest would have to exit the app, and access the Uber app, which of course, is already installed on his device.

A statement on the Google Maps Help page per Android Police all but confirmed that the option will no longer be available: “you can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps.”

Google Maps recently got its share of Google’s powerful assistant. Google announced the update during its Google I/O 2018. The addition, according to the search giant, will provide better recommendations to users.

Maps has been one of Google’s most helpful apps; helping users to navigate their ways. The app has evolved in the last couple of years, and is no longer just what it used to be. A couple of months ago, Google announced that the app will start telling you when to get off a train or bus during your journeys. The notifications will be interactive and will keep you up to date when out on a journey.


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Author: Ola Ric

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