Google on Thursday released a new feature to Google Maps for the people who are using the Walking Direction feature. It’s a new detailed voice guidance feature that gives users vision impairments.
According to the latest update, this new update offers new types of verbal announcements while using the walking directions for their trips. This will be a detailed navigation where users will get to know whether they are walking on the right route and how much distance is still left to the destination.
This is not just done, users will also be guided while crossing the road with additional caution. When the user is changing the route, the same voice guide will help them to know that Google is re-routing it and you will proceed to approach the new route.
You could easily enable this new Voice Guidance feature on the updated Google Maps app. To do so, the first thing you need to do is upgrading the Google Maps app on a respective Android or iOS device.
Once you are done with it, head over to the Settings menu into the Google Maps app and then head over to the Navigation option. A new list of options will be presented to you from which you need to select the option “Detailed voice guidance”. You could found this option under the Walking options.
Google aims to provide the best of its services to vision-impaired people and people who are facing blindness issue. This feature could help them to navigate in the right direction without the need of anyone’s help.
This feature is not designed for the blind or vision impaired users, but the same feature helps the normal users to navigate in the right direction with proper voice guidance.
This will help you when you are in the new city or new state or in the new country. It will guide you throughout the journey. It will also make your journey beautiful as you don’t need to hold and see the phone again and again. You can follow the guidance without touching your smartphone.
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