Google has updated Google Maps for Android and iOS to alert you when a faster route becomes available. In other words, if you’re stuck in a traffic jam, Google Maps will let you know exactly when it makes sense to take that detour:

Navigation with Dynamic Rerouting  Google Maps for Android and iOS now alerts you when a faster route becomes available

You can download the new version now for iOS from Apple’s App Store. There’s no need to update the Android app, just turn on navigation and you should be good to go.

See also – New Google Maps gets Pegman back, Street View tweaks, 3D Earth Tours, preview directions, and Waze traffic reports and Google Maps Street View adds zoos and animal parks from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia

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