For ease of use, if someone drops you a Google Maps navigation link through WhatsApp, users can click the link and jump straight into navigation. But this hadn’t been working for a significant majority of users, who simply couldn’t get the links to work after tapping them. According to the good folks at Auto Evolution, Google now seems to have addressed the link launch issue with version 11.11.2 of the app on Android devices. Users on the Google Support forums indicate that Google Maps is now working properly again on Android Auto and the links are now handled correctly. This is good news for drivers who rely on the convenience of these clickable links to save time when trying to navigate by quickly jumping into directions.
Google Maps on Android Auto is a constantly growing relationship that aims to make it easier for users to navigate from point A to point B – but that doesn’t imply everything goes smoothly all of the time. The most current problem with the service stems from the way Google Maps handles links on mobile devices when using Android Auto to commence navigation. The software just couldn’t open them properly, prompting great annoyance among Android Auto users. Thankfully, Google appears to have resolved the problem.
The situation echoes an earlier incident in which Android Auto and CarPlay broke on the app, so the fix will come as a relief to anyone who has been encountering the issue as the CarPlay issue caused a similar wave of frustration amongst users before it got resolved. The update has already been received by many users on the support pages, but some do note that they’re still waiting on its arrival through the latest version, so keep your eyes peeled for when this happens. Luke covers all things tech at T3. Disc golf enthusiast, keen jogger, and fond of all things outdoors (when not indoors messing around with gadgets)