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Google Maps Adds Support for Plus Codes in India, Gets Voice Navigation in 6 More Indian Languages

Google Maps Adds Support for Plus Codes in India, Gets Voice Navigation in 6 More Indian Languages

by Siddhant ShetgeMarch 13, 2018

As we know many people use Google Maps for finding their destination. On Tuesday at an event in New Delhi, Google announced that Google Maps will support for plus codes and Voice Navigation in six more Indian languages. Plus code is a combination of area and local codes which determine addresses for people. Also, voice navigation in the app will include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.

Google claims that users can be able to switch between voice navigation languages right from the Google Maps app. Also, the app will improve address search with its assistive results and user submitted responses.

Google Plus Codes:

Plus Codes is simple addressing system which will work all over the world. The Google has divided the surface of the earth into many tiny boxes, each of them carries a unique code. This code includes six characters which combined with the city name and also direct the users towards one specific location.

However, Plus Codes are unique and also linked to a fixed location. So one can share this code for an accurate location. To see how this Plus Code work, simply search any code on Google Maps on any of your devices and it will show you the location.

Plus Codes

Google wrote in a blog post, “Plus Codes can be used for a wide variety of reasons including communicating the venue of a temporary event, guiding emergency services to afflicted locations, and providing an identifiable location for complicated addresses.”

According to Google, for generating plus code, you have to zoom into a specific location and drop a location pin. Later tap the pin to the see the code of that location.

Voice Navigation in 6 More Indian Languages:

Google has added more six Indian languages for voice navigation in Google Maps app. It includes Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam language which will help users to get the turn-by-turn voice directions in Google Maps in their native language. These six languages will join the Hindi language, which has been launched a year ago.


Google wrote in a blog post, “Since the time we launched Navigation in Hindi three years ago, we have consistently received requests to be able to change the voice-guided navigation from English to a local language. Today, we are happy to bring voice navigation in six additional Indian languages.”

You can switch the voice navigation language on your Android phone, just move towards the setting of Google Maps. In Google maps menu, select navigation settings. Then go to voice section and select your preferred language. Do try this new feature of Google Maps and let us know your feedback in our comment section below.

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Siddhant Shetge
Siddhant Shetge is Editor at Above Android. He is from Mumbai, India. Siddhant is Software Developer by education and also a blogger. Also, loves to read about latest tech news and share with you.