Google Maps gains new voice controls in navigation, Street View tweaks and more

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Google’s native mapping application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad was bumped to version 4.19 this morning, bringing out a few enhancements meant to improve your navigation and Street View experience.

For starters, a few new voice controls are now available in navigation to mute, unmute or turn on alerts only. You can also move around Street View by swiping, and more.

In terms of other changes in this release of Google Maps, the photo gallery has received some love, too, with the ability to see images in 360-degree panoramic views.

And lastly, the application makes it easier to know if a place you frequent is busy or not with short summaries atop the usual “Popular times” graph.

Google Maps requires an iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 7.0 or later and includes a native watchOS app for your Apple Watch with turn-by-turn directions on your wrist.

Grab Google Maps free of charge on the App Store.