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What is Google Maps ‘glanceable directions’ feature and how to use it

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Tech giant Google announced the

glanceable directions

feature last year in February. It is a new setting in

Google Maps

which can be used simultaneously while navigating. The company has now started rolling out the

feature

for both

Android

and

iOS

users.
The glanceable directions feature of Google Maps the next turn and the live ETA (estimated time of arrival) directly on the lock screen of your smartphone. The Android app will use regular system notifications, while Google Maps on the iPhone will leverage high-profile Live Activities. Google Maps will display directions, offer real-time estimated time of arrival (ETA), and automatically adjust your route if you deviate from the original path.
Here’s what Glanceable directions offer:
* Real-time updates: See your estimated arrival time (ETA) and the next turn you need to take, displayed directly on your lock screen or the route overview screen.

* Stay in the flow: No more switching between apps or unlocking your phone repeatedly. Glanceable directions keep you informed without disrupting your journey.
* Adapts to your needs: If you take a detour, Glanceable directions automatically adjust, ensuring you stay on the right track.
How to activate Glanceable directions:
1. Open the Google Maps app.
2. Tap on your profile picture or initial in the top right corner.
3. Select Settings.
4. Scroll down to Navigation settings.
5. Look for and toggle on “Glanceable directions while navigating”.

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