Access Navigation (Beta) features

When you're using navigation, you can choose your route, see traffic, and mute the navigator's voice.

Show traffic

See traffic conditions on the map.

  1. In Navigation, touch the menu .
  2. Select Show traffic . (The traffic layer is shown by default.)

Mute voice guidance

You can silence voice navigation by either touching the mute voice guidance button, or the volume controls on your device.

  1. In Navigation, touch the menu .
  2. Select Mute voice guidance .

To turn voice guidance back on, repeat the steps.

See satellite imagery

You can choose to switch between regular map view and satellite view while navigating.

  1. In Navigation, touch the menu .
  2. Select Show satellite  (or select Hide satellite to go back to the regular map).

Adjust the audio level

Set the navigation guidance audio level while navigating.

  1. In navigation, touch the menu button .
  2. Select the settings icon .
  3. Touch Voice level.
  4. Select your preferred audio level: Louder, Normal, or Softer.

Note: This is only available for some phones on Android 4.4 KitKat and above.

See the map in 2D mode

Track your route on the map with North at the top while navigating.

  1. In navigation, touch the menu button .
  2. In the upper right, touch the compass .