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Navigation Assisted Google Assistant now lives in Google Maps for Android

Back to I / O 2018, Google announced that the assistant came to Google Maps. Specifically, a visually compact and…

Back to I / O 2018, Google announced that the assistant came to Google Maps. Specifically, a visually compact and less disturbing version is shown when getting directions. This navigation-optimized Google Assistant is now widely available in Google Maps for Android.

Google Assistant in Google Maps was charged as “with a lower visual profile” to ensure users are focused on driving. You can say the “Ok Google” word or tap the multicolored microphone in the upper right corner to enable it.

This will slide up a compact stack that covers the panel with arrival and distance estimation. like other navigation controls. During daylight, the Google Assistant icon and animation are displayed against a white background while the panel is consistent with navigation’s normal night mode with a dark background.

Commands run in the background and keep users in Google Maps. A Reddit user noted how phone calls only start without opening the dialer. Users can also issue commands like subtitling, playing music and more from the assistant without having to leave the navigation mode.

At I / O, Google noted that this navigation-optimized assistant rolled out this summer. It’s unclear when the feature was precisely launched, but is now widely available on the current stable version (1

0.4.1) of Google Maps for Android and the Google app.

This feature is featured in many other Google Assistant launches last week. Pretty Please, also announced in May, along with Broadcast Replies and notes / list appintegration.

In the meanwhile, Google Maps recently added business announcements and the ability to follow the stores for updates.

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