Google Maps Go App Review

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Google Maps Go is the lightweight Progressive Web App variation of the original Google Maps app, now with navigation support!

Google Maps Go is the latest app in the Google Maps lineup. It is an app that focuses on users in developing countries. Google Maps Go is designed to be less data-intensive than the full version of the app. It’s also designed to take up less space on your phone. The app also has offline maps, which is perfect for people who don’t have reliable data or Internet coverage. The app is designed to work well with 2G connections. It also has points of interest that are popular in the region. So if you’re traveling to a rural area, Google Maps Go is perfect for you.

Google Maps Go is a navigation app that requires a phone with an Android operating system. The design of the app is simplified and does not include many of the functions offered by other Google Maps applications. Maps Go displays a map and details about nearby places and allow the user to search locations and get directions. Users can save maps and use them offline and can share saved maps with others. The app does not include traffic updates and does not allow users to get directions to other locations or determine how long it will take to get to a destination. Users also cannot save routes and calculate the estimated time. Maps Go also does not offer detailed navigation instructions.

Maps Go is currently available in 70+ languages.

The app is designed for people with low-end Android smartphones, which cannot usually support other versions. Maps Go is designed to be light and fast and does not require much storage space to download or use. It is limited in its search and directions functionality but allows users to find their way around areas they go to frequently without requiring high-end features like traffic updates and complex directions.

Users like:

  • Easy to use
  • Maps for all areas of the country
  • View road and interstate details
  • Change the route when needed
  • Add stops on your route

Users don't like:

  • New delays aren’t always seen on the map
  • Maps can be hard to see on smaller screens

Why to choose/Best for:

  • Search for specific locations and attractions
  • Voice directions
  • View estimated time and mileage
  • Weather is seen on the screen
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Google Maps Go FAQ

Google Maps Go FAQ

  • Change a place’s name or other details

    You can add or edit info about a place, like the:

    Name
    Address
    Marker location
    Hours or other facts
    Suggest an edit
    On your computer, open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in.
    Search for a place or click it on the map.
    On the left, scroll down and select Suggest an edit. If you’re using Maps in Lite mode, you cannot suggest edits.
    Follow onscreen instructions to send your feedback.
    Remove a place
    You can also flag a place that:

    Is permanently closed
    Has moved to a new location
    Does not exist (a place that either no longer exists or has never existed)
    Is a private place or home (a place that shouldn’t be displayed, like someone’s home)
    Is spam, fake or offensive (a fake business or a place with offensive content that shouldn’t be displayed)
    Is a duplicate (a place that’s a copy of another Google Maps place)
    Tip:

    You can only suggest an edit in some countries and regions.
    You can manage and edit info about a business you own.
    If you think something should be removed for legal reasons, submit a legal request.

  • Report an error on the map

    Important: During the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to protect the health of our team members and prioritize critical services. As a result, there may be some temporary limitations and delays in how you can contribute to Maps.

    If we need to add roads to Google Maps, or something on the map is not right, you can tell us. Let us know if you notice errors in Google Maps such as:

    • Incorrect road names
    • Wrong info about one-way and two-way roads
    • Incorrectly drawn road
    • Road closures
    • A road on the map doesn’t exist
    • Missing roads
    • Wrong addresses or marker locations
  • Add a missing place to the map

    Important: During the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to protect the health of our team members and prioritize critical services. As a result, there may be some temporary limitations and delays in how you can contribute to Maps.

    You can publicly add places, like a business or landmark, to the map.

    To add a missing place, follow the steps below.

    Search for an address
    On your computer, open Google Maps.
    Search for an address.
    Click Add a missing place.
    Notes:

    Name, location, and category of the place are required. Other attributes aren’t required but might help to speed up the review process.
    To quickly find your home on the map, set your home address. No one else can see your home unless you choose to share it.

  • Android Details
    Size:116k
    Rating:4.3
    Version:137
    Content Rating:3+
    Author:Google LLC
    Installs:100,000,000+
    iOS Details
    Size:199.7 MB
    Rating:4.7
    Version:5.45
    Content Rating:4+
    Author:Google LLC
    Compatibility:Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
    Languages:English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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    4 User Reviews

    • I’ve used this app for general directions and I use it to find cool looking places to go that are off the beatten path for hiking or going off roading all I do is drop a pin and I can save it for later for a day trip. Also love that I’m able to search places in my area that I had no clue about like historical sites etc places that we take the kids and go check out we have a great time and it’s educational for them Great app thank you google

    • It is long time as I expected modification to the app that the map moves with your current location while driving, but still it stays where it is and is useless in case you don’t specify destination.

    • I almost caused a car accident multiple times, this app is terrible. I always use google map, but I mistakenly used google go and its garbage. I had to disable it off my phone, Its like asking my girl friend to navigate 😩😩😩

    • I like using this app alot.

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