Now, Google Maps can speak place's names in local languageLast updated on Nov 15, 2019, 01:14 pm
Among the wide range of products that Google offers, Maps is an essential one.
The internet giant has been improving the service to make navigation easier for users, and now, as part of this effort, it is offering the ability to speak out the name of the place in the local language.
Here's all you need to know about it.
Annoying problem while finding a place
With Google Maps, you can navigate to a place via car, bike or public transport.
It's all pretty easy, but the thing is, when you're in a foreign country, you can reach close to the targeted spot but may have a hard time finding the exact place.
So, basically, you could end up roaming around for minutes until someone, speaking your language, comes to help out (though with internet, translation is hardly a problem).
Now, Google is offering a solution
To tackle this imaginary problem, Google is offering the ability to speak the name and address of a place in the local language.
So, you can trigger this feature and get Google Maps to pronounce the place's name in the local language.
Then, you can seek help from any passerby and get instant confirmation.
How you can use this feature?
In order to use this feature, simply pull up the Google information card for the place.
As you do this, Maps will open a window where you could hit the 'speaker' icon and play the name and address of the destination in the local language, separately.
The feature will pick the local language automatically depending on your location.
50 languages supported at the moment
As of now, Google says the local translation feature supports as many as 50 languages.
Its roll-out has begun on both Android and iOS devices, which means you should be able to access it by the end of this month or perhaps even sooner.
Before this, the company had introduced visual accessibility into Maps for giving detailed voice instructions and directions for visually-challenged people.