Google has started rolling out a new update to its Maps app on Android that makes it even more useful by allowing you to access all the information you require without even lifting your finger.

« The next time you enter navigation mode or driving mode, you can simply say ‘Ok Google’ followed by a voice command, without needing to tap or even look at the screen, » the company says in a blog post.

To use the new feature, you need to first activate hands-free voice commands, something which you can do by heading to Settings->OK Google detection and enabling the While driving setting.

Aside from queries like « What’s my next turn? » and « What’s my ETA? » you can now ask the app to « Show / Hide traffic, » « Mute / Unmute voice guidance, » and even « Avoid tolls / highways / ferries. »

Not only this, you can also put up traffic-related queries like « How’s traffic ahead? » or « Show alternate routes, » as well as ask the app to « Send a text » or call one of your contacts.


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