Google Maps is soon getting its own “Incognito Mode” for better privacy on user location data. The new feature is being tested in the Android app according to reports by XDA Developers.
Privacy has become a very serious issue with many apps and other technologies employing new ways to protect user data and now Google is taking a new step to add a incognito mode feature.
The new mode is expected to have several specific privacy features just like in Google Chrome giving the users various options to tweak at their disposal. The new update is to be rolled out soon globally.
“The Google Maps 10.26 version also hints at a new ‘Eyes Free’ walking navigation mode,” said the report.
The “Eyes Free” mode will reduce how often you need to look at your phone when you’re using it to navigate as you walk and “add more detailed voice guidance during walking navigation” according to Google.
Beta testers already have access to the new update which is expected to make maps more useful for users while adding support for bike-sharing stations to let people be informed on docked bike services near them. Isn’t that awesome?
Just last month, Google added another great feature to its Google Maps called “Live View” navigation mode that overlays walking directions in augmented reality.
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