Google Maps app adds “Ok Google” voice command activation for hands free directions – Search Engine Land

Are you into GPS Directional apps? This new article might spark your interest. Recently, Google Maps has rolled out a app feature called “Ok Google.” This new feature will compile data from the Google Maps and give you even clearer navigation options. With these new voice commands, google maps have never been better.

Key Takeaways:

  • Google announced they have updated the Google Maps app so you can just say, “Ok Google,” to activate voice search within the app.
  • 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: ….
  • 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.

“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.””