Get traffic or search for places along the way

Important: This feature is only available on Android devices and in some countries.

With Google Maps, you can get traffic for your drive, search for places easily, or quickly navigate to a common type of place, even if you don't enter a destination in Maps.

Get traffic for your drive

To view traffic for your drive:

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Go Go
  3. Select one of the trip options that show up from your past activity. 

Tip: If the selected trip doesn't show up, scroll to find and pin the trip you want.

You'll find information like:

  • How long it takes to drive to a suggested destination. Destinations are shown based on data from Google Account settings.
  • Recommended and alternative routes.
  • Traffic delays along the way, such as crashes or roadworks.

Learn how to use the Go tab.

Create a driving shortcut

To easily get traffic for your drive, create a driving shortcut for your mobile screen.

  1.  On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle.
  3. Choose Settings and then Navigation settings and then Add Driving shortcut.

Get driving notifications with Bluetooth

If you have Bluetooth turned on and your phone or tablet is paired to your car, you'll get driving notifications when you start your car. To turn on notifications:

  1.  On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle.
  3. Choose Settings and then Navigation settings and then Driving notifications.

Find events on your route

When you check the traffic on your commute, you may find events highlighted, such as:

  • Concerts
  • Parades
  • Marathons
  • Sporting events

On event days, you’ll get updates about things like:

  • Delays
  • Closures
  • Traffic conditions
  • Alternative routes

This info will go away automatically once the event is over. Explore other activities that you can find in Maps.

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