Android phone used to be the only way to report traffic trouble in Google Maps. Google has brought road incident reporting to iOS, letting you flag problems without turning to an app like Waze. Whichever platform you use, Google is also expanding the range of reportable incidents to include construction, disabled cars, lane closures and objects on the road. Starting this week, though, Google says Google Maps users on iOS will soon be able to report road incidents as well.
In a blog post via 9to5Google, Google says that iPhone users will be able to report those crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns now too. To report an incident, you’ll tap a new button under the compass in the driving navigation UI, as shown in this GIF:
iOS users aren’t the only ones getting new reporting options Google says that users on both platforms will be able to report construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road in updates rolling out this week.
Hopefully, now that both users on both major phone platforms can report what’s going on, and with more detail than before, Google Maps will provide similarly useful information.