Rossen Reports: Find your family with new Google Maps feature

Rossen Reports: Find your family with new Google Maps feature

Hi Yeah, let’s get right to the rundown first. We’re experiencing sticker shock on everything you know that. But airfare maybe the worst. But now we’re getting word when those ticket prices will drop. Then some of the biggest social media apps are making changes to how they look. I’m gonna break down what you’re now seeing and why it’s happening and finally find your friends and family faster with *** new feature on google maps. We’re going to walk you through it first. The price to fly anywhere has surged these last few months and increased travel demand higher jet fuel and staffing shortages all to blame. But now travel experts say all three of those things check, check, check, starting to get better and that means good news for us. Airfares have already fallen 1.8% from May to june according to the latest inflation data, we usually see them go down even more in the fall but forecasters at cheap air dot com say prices will start dropping as early as next month. I want to show you this calendar real quick. This is cool. So the orange colors here means higher Airfare green green means go baby better discounts. They’re seeing flights for under $300 on average for every Tuesday and Wednesday in august but it’s not just during the week. They’re actually seeing better pricing on most of the weekends in august two. So if you’re looking for *** last minute vacation, you should be seeing some relief on tickets. Next let’s talk about the changes happening to our favorite social apps. Things might look different as you scroll through instagram and facebook both owned by the same company. Meta instagram is facing backlash because it’s now showing you more recommended content from accounts you don’t actually follow versus post from your friends. And now meta is doubling down and changing facebook to the home page will have more new content that suggested for you from people and pages you don’t actually follow and now it’s launching *** feeds tab right over here at the bottom. That’s where you’re gonna find posts from your friends and groups that you ran, the stuff you’re used to. So why is this happening? Tech experts say facebook and instagram want to keep up with this guy. Tiktok turns out most of us are spending more time on Tiktok than facebook and instagram. So meta wants to kind of follow suit, show you more content from people you don’t know using an algorithm to show you stuff you may like to keep you scrolling. Finally, google is rolling out *** new maps feature on the app, its location sharing notifications that will alert you when someone has left or arrived at *** specific place. So let’s say you’re going to *** concert with *** group of friends, right? You all choose to share your locations with each other. Then you’re going to receive alerts every time they arrive or leave the concert venue that way you can meet up quicker or see when they leave in case you get split up. So how do you set it? Let me show you. You go to the maps app right over here. You click on your picture in the upper right hand corner, then click over here to location sharing and tap share location. You can pick who you want to share it with and for how long underneath their little profile will be this notifications bar and you can tap add to set the place you want to set alerts for. I’m gonna set this on my kids phones to oh you know when school starts, I want to know where they are, that’s all for today. Back to you.

Google is rolling out a bunch of new features on the Maps app. The most useful one is a location-sharing notification feature that will alert you when someone has left or arrived at a specific place. If you’re meeting up with a group of friends or family at a specific place, this will make finding them faster. Then, if you get split up, you can find where they’ve ended up. This will also be helpful in the upcoming school year if your kids walk to and from school or if you have a new teen driver in the family. How do you set it? On the Maps app, you click your picture in the upper right-hand corner and click “Location Sharing.” Then you tap on “Share Location.” You can choose who you want to share locations with and for how long. Underneath their profile, you will have a “Notifications” bar and an “Add” button to set up the place you want alerts for. For your privacy protection, someone will have to request for you to share your location. Just because they ask for it, doesn’t mean your app will automatically give it to them. Once the time limit is up, your location stops sharing. Google says it’ll send repeated notifications and emails if you’re continuously sharing location notifications with someone, so you can turn them off if needed. You can also block people as well. The new feature is already live. If you don’t have the “Add” button under their names just yet, make sure your app is updated. It might take a small amount of time to get to your phone as well. Other new featuresGoogle Maps also now has more detailed cycling routes. The new feature will tell cyclists if they should expect heavy car traffic and what kind of road they will be biking on. For example, a major road, a minor road, one that has a bike lane or shared path, etc. The app will also tell cyclists if there’s an obstacle, like stairs or hills, on the route. The app already has turn-by-turn cycling navigation, elevation information and bikesharing locations as well.

Google is rolling out a bunch of new features on the Maps app. The most useful one is a location-sharing notification feature that will alert you when someone has left or arrived at a specific place.

If you’re meeting up with a group of friends or family at a specific place, this will make finding them faster. Then, if you get split up, you can find where they’ve ended up. This will also be helpful in the upcoming school year if your kids walk to and from school or if you have a new teen driver in the family.

How do you set it? On the Maps app, you click your picture in the upper right-hand corner and click “Location Sharing.” Then you tap on “Share Location.” You can choose who you want to share locations with and for how long. Underneath their profile, you will have a “Notifications” bar and an “Add” button to set up the place you want alerts for.

For your privacy protection, someone will have to request for you to share your location. Just because they ask for it, doesn’t mean your app will automatically give it to them. Once the time limit is up, your location stops sharing. Google says it’ll send repeated notifications and emails if you’re continuously sharing location notifications with someone, so you can turn them off if needed. You can also block people as well.

The new feature is already live. If you don’t have the “Add” button under their names just yet, make sure your app is updated. It might take a small amount of time to get to your phone as well.

Other new features

Google Maps also now has more detailed cycling routes. The new feature will tell cyclists if they should expect heavy car traffic and what kind of road they will be biking on. For example, a major road, a minor road, one that has a bike lane or shared path, etc. The app will also tell cyclists if there’s an obstacle, like stairs or hills, on the route. The app already has turn-by-turn cycling navigation, elevation information and bikesharing locations as well.

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