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Google Maps Adds Offline Navigation and Search

The offline mode allows the data connection to drop in and out without interrupting the app itself.

The Verge

Offline search and navigation was one of the biggest announcements at Google’s I/O conference in May — and now, nearly six months later, that feature is finally reaching users.

Today, Google Maps will roll out a new offline mode allowing for driving directions and search. It’s designed to fit seamlessly alongside the online version of Maps, allowing data connection to drop in and out without interrupting the app itself. The new features will begin rolling out to Android users later today, and Google says the iOS rollout will follow “soon.”

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.