Google Maps is one of the most popular applications produced by the company, and they never seem to stop improving it. In a new update, the app is expected to feature a new tool that will make your travel a little easier. Maps will give you real-time alerts about your travel in the application itself as well as your Android lock screen.
When this update arrives, you’ll be able to start getting the alerts by entering the start and stop of your trip. Then you need to click a “Start” button located at the bottom of the interface. You’ll now start receiving these reminders and live updates during your journey. For example, a reminder will be sent to you when you’re close to your final destination of your bus or train ride. That can be quite useful when you visit a location for the first time. The new notifications will also be interactive, which means you can scroll through the different steps of your travel and click the “End trip” button when you are done.
This update makes the transit notifications you get when you’re going by bus or train similar to the notifications you get for driving, biking and walking. Google is expected to release it soon, but it might already have arrived for some users. Let us know in the comments if you have got the update!