Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus

Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode

Once you search and locate transit directions, you can press on that "start" button you see on the screen.

This time, it's getting a minor update albeit a useful one for the commuters.

The app will then start to supply live updates whenever the user makes progress on their trip, by bus, train, auto or even just by plain walking.

At this moment in time, the update hasn't been rolled out officially, but TechCrunch believes that Google will push the update live soon and that the firm is testing it with select users.

Then, they'll be shown details and updates on the route. It will be able to tell you how many stops you have left to go, when you're approaching your stop, as well as providing you with interactive real-time notifications. These updates will appear within the app when you have it open as well as on the lock screen during your trip.

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus

The changes will bring Maps in line with Citymapper, a competing service that specialises in making public transport easier to use. Finding new locations no matter where you are is not a problem since Google Maps has came around.

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.

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