About Navigation (Beta)

Google Maps Navigation is an internet-connected GPS navigation system with turn-by-turn voice guidance. Navigation (Beta) is feature of the Google Maps app for Android.

Learn how to launch Navigation in Google Maps.

Navigation (Beta) features

Search by keyword: No need to know the address. You can type a business name or even a kind of a business, just like you would on Google. 

Walking Navigation (Beta): Get voice-guided navigation for walking directions. Your device vibrates for turn notifications.

Transit Navigation (Beta): Get navigation for public transit directions in 400 cities around the globe.  Your device shows location along transit route and provides alerts for when to stay on or exit public transit.

Biking Navigation (Beta): Get voice-guided navigation for biking directions (where available).

Offline reliability: Get continuous guidance and automatic rerouting, even if you lose your network connection after you’ve begun a route.

Satellite view: View your route overlaid on 3D satellite views with Google's high-resolution aerial imagery.

Street View: Visualize turns with Street View imagery. Navigation automatically switches to Street View as you approach your destination.

Traffic view: An indicator glows green, yellow, or red based on the current traffic along your route. Touch it to see traffic ahead of you.

Search along route: Search for any kind of business along your route, or turn on popular layers such as gas stations, restaurants, or parking.