To check things that interest you, like train schedules or traffic on routes you travel often, turn on notifications in the Google Maps app.
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
- Tap your profile picture or initial Settings Notifications.
- Tap a category.
- Turn on a notification: Next to the notification, turn on the switch.
- Turn off a notification: Next to the notification, turn off the switch.
Notifications you might find
Prompts to add photos of places that you've visited
If Google thinks that the photos that you’ve taken are interesting to other people, like restaurants and bars, you might get notifications to add a photo.
When you are at a place where you can be the first to add a photo, you might also get a notification.
Before posting a photo, make sure that it follows Google's user content policy.Learn more about guidelines for posting photos on Maps.
Tip: To get these notifications, turn on Location History.
You might get notifications when someone replies to a review that you posted of a place or business.
To read the reply, tap the notification. You'll be taken to the place's detail page, where your review and its reply appear at the top.
Traffic from nearby events
You get notifications about nearby events or road closures when Google Maps thinks that they might affect a route that you travel often.
If we know about a scheduled event, then you’ll get an alert ahead of time so that you can plan an alternate route. For example, if there is a concert on your way home from work, you might get a notification one day before the concert.Tip: To help you plan around events, tap Get a reminder and Google Maps will remind you about the event closer to when it starts.