A new Google Maps widget will land on Android and iOS. It will allow users to check the traffic status around them in real time.
Google regularly improves its services and applications to provide a better experience to its users. Recently, Google Maps has been full of new features by integrating the most economical and environmentally friendly routes, the air quality index and the price of tolls.
And in the next few weeks, the navigation application will welcome another very practical feature on its platform. This is a new widget that will highlight the state of traffic in the surroundings in real time.
See real-time traffic quickly
As Google reports in a blog post, this traffic widget can be added directly to the home screen to allow users to consult any traffic jams around them, before setting off. It will then not be mandatory to launch the application to consult the traffic status, which will save time.
As you can see in the image above, it will be possible to zoom in or out on the widget map to be able to more easily access the information you are looking for. This way, you can more easily and quickly avoid traffic jams at a glance on your home screen.
This new widget will be available worldwide on Android and iOS, so you will only have to wait a few weeks before you can enjoy it in France. Good news when you know that the price of tolls and the air quality index will not be available until later in the year in our regions.