Waze Just Got Google Assistant: Here's How To Use It

Google Assistant has finally arrived in Waze

Well, you could always use Google Maps or any navigation app to make sure taxi drivers choose the shortest route possible, but the newest feature Google is testing for Maps actually does the work for you, telling you if the driver goes off-route in an attempt to rack up a higher fare. You can say "Hey Google, report traffic" to get an update on traffic, or "Hey Google, avoid tolls" to change directions. With Google Assistant support, you will be able to call someone, message people, play music and more, all without leaving the navigation screen through your voice.

Luckily, Google appears to be testing a new feature in Google Maps that will warn you if your driver is veering too far off the route they should likely be on.

If you're not familiar with Waze, it's like a community-driven version of Google Maps that focuses exclusively on navigation.

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And indicator will pop up on the bottom of your screen to let you know that Google has heard your command.

This feature is only available for English speakers on Android phones at the moment, but we hope to see it roll out to more users in the future. Just keep in mind that it only works with the Waze Android app (no iOS support yet) and is now limited to English.

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