All the new features coming to Google Maps

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The real-time updates will be given while the user is on his or her transit journey and the updates will appear on the Google Maps app.

Whether you're prone to a little nap on your morning commute, or are exploring a new city and not sure when to disembark, this forthcoming Google Maps update is great news.

It's not certain when Google will roll out these changes to the Maps app for iOS and Android apps. The feature is still to launch on iOS users. When you're about to start a new trip, you enter your destination, and press start, as one usually does when using the app for directions. Not only do you get the exact route that is relevant to you and gets you there the fastest, but you also get the time that you'll need to reach there, considering the mode of transport you have. After you have done this, the app will start giving you live updates as you walk or ride on your local buses and trains.

Maps will even remind you to get off your bus or train when you approach your stop, which should prove particularly useful if you're on the verge of falling asleep or visiting an area you're completely unfamiliar with. Now, Google is preparing to add another useful feature to Maps for those who are regular users of public transit.

Google Maps has made our lives a whole lot easier.

But thanks to Google Maps stressful bus journeys and looking out of the window with a panicked expression feeling like you've missed your stop will be a thing of the past.

Other recent additions to Google Maps include the new video review feature.

We expect this update to go live soon - and Google may already be testing it outside of its trusted tester community.

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