Google Maps the favorite map application of many users, It has a voice that guides the user to navigate through the city roads. This way, people can get directions without having to take their eyes off the road to see their smartphone screen.
The application of google also recently updated. Now it includes the possibility to choose between different types of voices in the Spanish language, and changing it is simple. Next Infobae brings how to do it.
The step by step to change the voice in Google Maps
The first thing to do to change the voice in Google Maps for the new version presented by the company is update it apps. If you have a android smart phonecan be made from Google Play Store.
Just go to the Google app store and type “Google Maps” in the search bar. Then click on the Google Maps application and click on ‘Update’.
If the option is not visible, the application may have been updated automatically. Or, failing that, the new version has not yet been received. The best thing to do in the latter case is to wait for the update to install automatically. However, and if you want to test the voice of the new browser, you can download latest version apk.
Google Maps. (picture: Google Play Store)
Now well, if you have one iPhone, To update the Google Maps application you must go to the app store click on the account icon and go to the update section.
Ultimately, check if a new version is available or if it has been updated recently.
Google Maps. (photo: AppStore)
Once the app is updated, It’s time to change the navigation voice. Here is the step by step:
1. Go to Google Maps and click on the account icon that appears at the top of the screen.
2. Then select ‘settings’ and click on the option ‘Browsing settings’.
3. Now in the section ‘Sound and voice’, enable a number of settings:
– Be quiet: Click on “Alerts only” if you want the new Google Maps voice to speak only when needed. On the contrary, if you want the voice to indicate all the navigation, click on ‘Sounds on’.
– Volume indicator: Google, by default, includes the level of regular sound. However, you can choose a its lowest if your ride is quiet or if you don’t want to disturb other passengers. Or one its louder if the car is too loud and you can’t hear the instructions.
Finally, click on the option ‘voice selection’ for Choose between two voices available in Spanish. A sample can be heard in the ‘Play Test Sound’ option on the screen.
Google Maps. (picture: Google)
Google Maps lets you go back in time to places around the world with this option
To be able to travel in time with Google Maps, you just have to access the platform both on the website and on the mobile app.
Once there, you need to select the address you want to verify. Once this step is complete, drag the icon bar from Google Street View and project it for the map service to provide a virtual walk through the streets of your chosen destination. Within seconds you can enjoy the street view of the city or town in question.
Keep in mind that cars that save cities to Google Maps usually update major cities more frequently, so it’s probably theThe application will provide a better experience if you walk around cities like Lima, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, among others.
Parque Kennedy in the city of Lima, Peru, seen on Google Maps in 2012. (Photo: Google Maps/Jose Arana)
When a particular address has been reached and I want to know how it was in the past,just click on the clock icon which will appear under the street where the user is located. Once completed, the cartographic platform will make it possible to navigate between different images taken since 2007 (depending on the city or location).
Example: if you had to go through Kennedy Park in Lima, you would have up to 18 Google Maps car results. The first data from this place came out in 2012; at that time, there was still no parking below the square or some of the most prestigious restaurants in the capital.
Kennedy Park in the city of Lima, Peru, seen on Google Maps in 2015. (Photo: Google Maps/Jose Arana)