How to use Stay Safer feature on Google Maps?


Google Maps has been one of the most widely used navigation tools globally. Do you know it recently launched an update to the app and introduced a new feature labelled Stay Safer. How to use the feature on your Google Maps?

If you have been travelling quite frequently, we bet you must be using Google Maps as your sole companion for the travel. If you have been closely following Google Maps and the improvements it has been launching of late, you would not have missed the Stay Safer that the navigation tool recently adopted.

What is the Stay Safer feature on Google Maps, and how would you use it? The tips and tutorial hee should be quite practical.

What is Stay Safer feature on Google Maps?


Google recently launched the Stay Safer feature on its Google Maps platform. The feature has been rolled out in India and will alert you when the taxi or any vehicle that goes off route than what you have expected it to. You will need to be on the latest version of Google Maps for making use of this feature.

The feature is launched as the India first approach that Google has been following in recent times. Google has understood that many of the commuters in India tend to control their mobility requirements because of safety issues. These can either be perceived notions and real issues with respect to safety. The Stay Safer feature has been touted to be the best option for the peace of mind at its highest level.

How to enable the Stay Safer feature on Google Maps?


Well, the functionality is quite simple and safer. You can enable the option exactly when you are setting up your destination. The steps are easy and simple to follow.

Here is what you would need to do -
  • Launch Google Maps when you are about to take a trip.
  • Configure the destination and directions for the route.
  • You should find the option for Stay Safer.
  • off route
  • Tap on it.
  • You will find the option for sharing your trip and off route drive.
  • Tap on the option for Get Off-route alerts
  • stay safer
That does it. You will begin getting updates about the route if the cab driver deviates from the actual route. You will get notified if the cab moves 0.5 kilometres off the route that actually takes you to the destination.

The new update also brings in a Live Trip Sharing functionality as well. This will help you share your trip with any of your preferred contacts.
To enable it, you need to follow the instructions here below -
  • Launch Google Maps when you are about to take a trip.
  • Configure the destination and directions for the route.
  • You should find the option for Stay Safer.
  • Tap on it.
  • Tap on the option Share Live Trip
  • You will be directed to the contact option to choose the channel and contacts that you want to share the trip with.
  • share tripChoose the channel that you want to share the trip on. This includes a host of options that you have installed on your phone. A few examples include Hangouts, WhatsApp and Messenger.
  • Choose the contact from the chosen channel.
That completes it. You can continue to share the trip details with your contact constantly.

The features have been in tune with the new updates being launched by Google in making the experience an enthusiastic one. This includes the live train status, live bus status in 10 major cities and the mixed mode transportation that combines both public transport and other transport modes.

Make the best use of the features and turn your trip into a safer and efficient journey. Share your experiences with us.


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