Google Assistant Coming to Google Maps for iOS Today

Google is adding its Google Assistant feature to the Google Maps apps for iOS and Android, Google announced today.

The feature will be available on iPhones starting this afternoon, with Google planning to enable Assistant for Google Maps via an update that's rolling out "shortly."

On iOS and Android devices, Google Assistant will allow Google Maps users to control their navigation, reply to texts, and control music. On Android, it is also able to send messages through various messaging apps, a feature not available on iOS.

It can also do things like calculate your ETA so you can let friends and family know when you're set to arrive.

Google Assistant is already available on iOS devices through the dedicated Google Assistant app, but adding it into Maps makes it more readily accessible for the millions of people who already use the Google Maps app.



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27 weeks ago
Google, I just want a map app, not all the extra ********!
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27 weeks ago
Anytime theres news on Google on this forum there seems to be alot off pissed off people............
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27 weeks ago
There’s only one useful Google app for me.


Google Translate
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27 weeks ago
Just keeps getting better.

Making Google Assistant my default Voice Assistant in IOS will be the next step.
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27 weeks ago

Apple pays billions to make Google the default search engine because it is the best search engine on the planet. By far. They give the most accurate, most relevant, and most meaningful results of any search engine out there. Good luck with Bing and Duck Duck Go!


You have that backwards. Google pays Apple billions per year to be the default search engine on iOS.

But yeah, Google is a great search engine too.
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27 weeks ago
Does it integrate into CarPlay as a result, since Google Maps is now in CarPlay?
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27 weeks ago
Oh yay, more opportunities for Google to spy on me...

That said, recently I tried Apple Maps for the first time in years and it was pretty good. So I swapped app icons of Google Maps and Apple Maps so that my typical tap to open maps goes to Apple - and so far, it's good; no complaints.
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27 weeks ago

Problem is , google search is default search engine for iPhones . You can change it . I’m sure many don’t know :(

I’m for removal of all google apps from iOS - but don’t like this , keeping some because google pays :(


Google search isn’t an app...

Since the removal of YouTube & Google Maps, there are no Google apps preloaded on iPhone.
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27 weeks ago

Problem is , google search is default search engine for iPhones . You can change it . I’m sure many don’t know :(


Might as well allow choice of navigation. Or maybe Google did not want to pay $9 billion for that too.

I’m for removal of all google apps from iOS - but don’t like this , keeping some because google pays :(

Apple pays billions to make Google the default search engine because it is the best search engine on the planet. By far. They give the most accurate, most relevant, and most meaningful results of any search engine out there. Good luck with Bing and Duck Duck Go!
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27 weeks ago

Apple pays billions to make Google the default search engine because it is the best search engine on the planet. By far. They give the most accurate, most relevant, and most meaningful results of any search engine out there. Good luck with Bing and Duck Duck Go!


It’s google that pays apple.

https://www.businessinsider.com/aapl-share-price-google-pays-apple-9-billion-annually-tac-goldman-2018-9?r=US&IR=T
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