Google Maps Introduces A Bunch of New Voice Commands

Google Maps come up with new voice commands for your next road trip. Google Maps Introduces A Bunch of New Voice Commands. With these commands you can get your next destination, tweak settings and avoid tolls. Not Only this, you can also get out of navigation if you just want to look at a map.

To get these new features, you should have the latest versions of the Google Maps app and Google app for Android.

Google Maps Introduces A Bunch of New Voice Commands

How to Enable the voice Command Settings:

  • First of all tap the overflow menu (the button with three dots)
  • Then tap “Settings”,
  • Next tap ““Ok Google” detection”, you will get some more options.
  • The “While driving” setting allows you to say “Ok Google” during navigation in Google Maps.
  • If you’d like to do this anywhere on your device, you’ll need to enable the “Always on” setting.
  • If for some reason you’d like to turn off “Ok Google” detection entirely throughout your device, you can do so by toggling the settings to the off position.

So, the next time you enter navigation mode or driving mode, you can simply say “Ok Google” followed by a voice command. Then Google Maps will show you the result of your destination.

Here are the new voice commands for Directions and travel

  • “Mute.” or “Mute voice guidance.”
  • “Unmute.” or “Unmute voice guidance.”
  • “Show traffic.” or “Hide traffic.”
  • “Show satellite.” or “Hide satellite.”
  • “Navigate home.” or “Navigate to Starbucks.”
  • “Show route overview.” or “Show alternate routes.”
  • “What road is this?”
  • “What’s my ETA?”
  • “How’s traffic ahead?” or “How’s traffic to home?”
  • “Avoid tolls.” or “Enable tolls.”
  • “What’s my next turn?”
  • “Avoid highways.” or “Enable highways.”
  • “Avoid ferries.” or “Enable ferries.”
  • “Exit navigation.”

Along with these commands, there are also some other commands to follow during travelling.

  • “Call Mom.”
  • “Find gas stations.” or “Find restaurants.”
  • “Send a text to Larry.” or “Send an SMS to Sergey, I’m feeling lucky.”
  • “What’s the weather like?” or “How’s the weather in Seattle?”
  • “Play some jazz.” or “Play happy birthday on Google Play Music.”
  • “What’s the closest hotel?”
  • “When’s my next meeting?”

Also Read: Now you Can See Offline Maps of any City of Pakistan in Google Maps

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on innovation in technology. She likes music, photography, traveling and exploring nature.
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