Google announced they have updated the Google Maps app so you can just say, “Ok Google,” to activate voice search within the app. You no longer need to tap the microphone icon or type in your destination search — just say, “Ok Google.”
Google said on the latest version of the Google Maps app you can “enter navigation mode or driving mode, you can simply say ,’Ok Google,’ followed by a voice command, without needing to tap or even look at the screen.”
Here is a screen shot:
Google has a whole slew of voice commands within the Google Maps app. They release a cheat sheet of these commands, including:
Directions and travel:
More commands you can say:
To make sure this feature is on, be sure you have the latest version of the app, tap the overflow menu (the button with three dots), then tap “Settings,” and finally, tap ‘“Ok Google” detection.”’ The “While driving” setting allows you to say, “Ok Google,” during navigation in Google Maps. If you’d like to do this anywhere on your device, you’ll need to enable the “Always on” setting (On some devices, the setting is called “From any screen”).
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