Google Maps car mode will end in February

Google Maps car mode will end in February
Google Maps car mode will end in February
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Google Maps confirmed that car mode will no longer exist in the Android app from February onwards. Now, whoever opens the interface while browsing receives the warning “This view will be deactivated in February”, a sign that the farewell is near.

There was already a certain expectation for the end of the function: some information found in the app’s code suggested the end of the mode and pointed to the deadline for the second month of the year. It is likely that Maps will replace the option with other voice commands integrated into the Google Assistant, but without the visual information on the screen.

The app does not inform you if there is an exact date to cut the service — this could occur on the first day of February or throughout the month. In any case, today (31) is the last day on which there is a guarantee that the feature will work in navigation.

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What is car mode?

Car mode is a function that creates an interface adapted for navigating Google Maps while driving. The app displays a menu with quick access to Google Messages and audio playback services such as Spotify and YouTube Music.

The feature is exclusive to Android, as it integrates with the Google Assistant. The idea of ​​the mode was to create a simplified interface so that drivers could choose music or see notifications with just a few taps on the screen. The end of the function should expand the presence of the Assistant’s voice commands, which can provide an even safer experience, keeping your eyes on the road.

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It is worth remembering that other applications also have an interface adapted for driving, such as Spotify, which reduces the commands available on the screen while Maps is running. It is not yet possible to determine whether streaming will remain active.

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