However, users can alternatively download offline maps on an existing Wi-Fi connection and utilise it later. Android Police reports that the new feature is rolling out gradually and that users will need Maps v9.32 installed to take advantage of the same.
The new features were first spotted by Android Police. Tap the description of the new "Wi-Fi only" listing, and you'll go right to the same offline settings screen you would have previously found on the app. Clicking on the option will disconnect the Maps app from your mobile data.
This feature is somehow linked to route planning, as it will allow users who travel by bus or train to find out if there will be mass transit delays. The transit notifications are called "disruption alerts" by Google; you can choose to enable it by toggling on the switch that reads "Get real-time disruption alerts". We don't know what criteria Google is considering when picking users test its new tweaks, but you'll know you're one of the eligible Google Maps users if you see a new option for "Wi-Fi only" within your app's Settings menu.
Mumbai: Search giant Google is reportedly adding two new features to its popular Maps app which will not only boost its effectiveness but will notify daily passengers about unpredicted service disruptions on routes. You'll be able to select different transit lines for these interruption alerts, and you'll then receive notifications on your smartphone if there is a problem.
Also, it seems that, users should have Maps v9.32.1 installed on their device to have better chances of getting these new features. and the new version APK file is now available on APK Mirror. Google is also rolling out the feature on the server-side as part of the 9.31 version of the application. The update will include a redesigned timeline feature that gives you the details of the places you have visited in the past.