Google maps adds ‘Plus Codes’ for users in India

Google at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday announced that Google Maps has added support for plus codes, which are a combination of area and local codes to determine addresses for people who do not have one. Voice navigation in the app is now accessible in six more Indic languages – namely, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. Google also announced that users would be able to switch between voice navigation languages right from the Google Maps app. Apart from that, the app will also focus on improving address search with assistive results and user submitted responses.
While Plus codes feature has been rolled for Android version of Google Maps, the iOS version of the app will get the feature later. The Plus codes feature — also known as the Open Location code, which has been live since 2014 — is open-source and available to third-party apps and services to use as well. Maps in India has supported Plus codes for some months now, and these will now be reflected in addresses for homes and businesses.


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