How to try the new Google Maps, notices to get off the bus, share lists from the web and the new light version

Google Maps is premiering several news in the last days of December. Some of them, like the new public transport notices that offer notifications so you know when you have to get off the bus or train, are already available in the latest beta for Android.

Others, like the possibility of sharing custom lists of places from the web, are available for Local Guides, and now you can also use a light version of the app designed for devices with low memory and connected to unstable networks, Google Maps Go.

Public transport notifications

The new Google Maps offers the option to track the departure times of the bus or train, offers estimated arrival times and also shows notifications that tell you if you should get off or transfer to another line.

Before you could only see the progress between the different stops, but now you will have more detailed notifications. You just have to choose a destination, select public transport and start navigation.

Become a beta tester for Google Maps

The feature will soon reach all Android users, but if you want to try it before you can download the Google Maps APK 9.69.0 on your device, just make sure you allow the installation of apps from unknown sources in Android security options.

Or, instead, you can join the beta beta testers program from this link. So you will receive updates before permanently, just remember that it is not the stable version of the application.

Share lists of places from the web

Not long ago Google Maps added the ability to create lists of places to visit and share with friends and family . But even better and more comfortable is the possibility of doing it from the computer.

All you have to do is enter Google Maps from your desktop browser, find a place, click on “SAVE” and choose one of your default lists or create a new one.

Then you can go to the list page and click on the share button. You can get a direct link or do it through Facebook, Twitter or Google+. From link Your sites you can see all your lists and their visibility, whether public or private.

Google Maps Go

If you have a mobile with limited memory or your network connection is not the most stable, Google has a new solution to help you use Google Maps without compromising your experience.

Google Maps Go is the first light version of the application and offers you quick directions and map details, real-time traffic information, local bus and train transit times, and more.

Google Maps Go is a progressive web application , so there is no need to install it from the Play Store if you do not want or if it appears as not available, you can open this link from your mobile browser instead .

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