Waze Now Lets Users Send Directions From Desktop to Mobile App
Google-owned navigation app Waze now lets users send directions from the Waze website straight to the mobile app, thanks to an update announced this week.
The change means Waze users can now plan and view their journey on a bigger screen via the Waze Live Map, which features real-time traffic information, and then send the details from the desktop to the Waze app on their iPhone.
To use the new feature, make sure you've updated to the latest version of Waze, then follow the steps below:
- On a desktop web browser, visit the Waze Live Map.
- Click the Log In button in the top-right corner.
- Scan the QR code that appears with your iPhone's camera to log in.
- Plan your route by setting an origin, a destination point, and when you want to travel.
- Click Save to App.
- Open the Waze app on your iPhone and you should see the pre-planned route ready to follow. If you planned to arrive at a particular time, the app will send you a reminder of when you need to leave, taking into account real-time traffic conditions.
Waze can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
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Top Rated Comments
Does Apple Maps have live traffic updates?
This is a cool feature, though. Reminds me of the 2000s, when no one had cellular data, this was how you got trip and map data onto your Pocket PC or car. I used to plan a trip on the PC and the app or website would give you a file to load onto an SD card. Or for the car, it pushed OTA but was slow and you could only store 5 at a time.
In addition, I find Apple Maps‘ ”selective” use of traffic colors confusing and inconsistent. As much as I hate to admit it, I prefer the way Google shows traffic lines/colors for all roads where they have data.
Apple also does a better job of NOT showing “traffic” at areas like stop signs or traffic lights unless there is a true back-up outside of the normal flow in those areas.