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Google Maps has started showing a travel time graph for directions

Google Maps has started showing a travel time graph for directions

A new feature of Google Maps aims to eliminate this problem.

Now, the search engine giant, unlike previous times, making neither pompous announcements nor a press release, has discreetly added a new handy travel guide feature to the Google Maps that tells the user when to leave for a destination, Android Police reported. It shows the relative time it will take your trip at that moment, and an estimate of both how long it would have taken a half hour earlier and how long it will take in the next few hours.

The tool features a graph that shows traffic levels throughout the day on the route a user is travelling. The latest is Google adding a nifty travel time graph to directions so that it can prompt a user how much traffic there will be. Red color represents the high traffic on the way. The new feature has marked the folks at Android Police. It shows the best time to visit concerning the traffic. It is an addition to the app, but it does not provide the time. The line serves as a reference to the users as to how near the graph bars can get. We cant travel to new places without its help.




'As with all things Google, this feature might be limited by region - it seems to be consistently available in the USA and United Kingdom at least'.

The parking tool was previously available for testing as part of a raft of new tools in Google Maps v9.49 beta. The idea behind it is similar to the time graph for locations, where it will tell you how busy the roads are at that time.

This is not the first useful new feature introduced by Google Maps this year.