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Google Maps now predicts where you're going with web search history

Google Maps v9.19 adds Driving Mode, improves interface and more.

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Sean Ridgeley
Published Mon, Jan 18 2016 2:03 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Google Maps has been updated to version 9.19. With it comes a new "Driving Mode" that predicts your destinations based on where you've been before and your web search history and provides traffic updates, gas prices, and ETAs as you go. To enable it, sign out of Maps, sign back in, then check the box for it on the Navigation Settings screen (if it's not checked already). You can also make sure it's disabled if you're concerned about privacy.

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Note a separate shortcut is available for Driving Mode on the Android widgets screen. You can also access it through the sidebar menu (look for "Start driving") after clicking the standard Maps shortcut.

Other features in 9.19: various interface tweaks (including the return of the mute toggle) and location history timeline settings (pertaining to data collection, among other things).

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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