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Google Kills off The Ability to Order an Uber in its Maps App

Uber integration was pulled from Google Maps on iOS earlier then on Android, according to the report

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Google's new Search feature gives single result to certain queries. Pixabay

Google has reportedly killed the ability of direct Uber ride booking from inside Google Maps without giving any reason.

The feature allowing users to book Uber rides through Google Maps was added in January last year, with which users could enter a location, identify their route, check Uber prices and request a ride without leaving the Maps app.

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Uber. (Wikimedia Commons)

On one Google Maps Help page, Google simply says “you can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps”, Android Police reported late on Monday.

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Uber integration was pulled from Google Maps on iOS earlier then on Android, according to the report.

The ability to book an Uber through Maps allowed users to avoid the official Uber app, which has previously been criticised for its aggressive location tracking. (IANS)

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Google Starts Warning Against The Installation of Chrome Extensions on Edge Browser

Recently, the search engine giant has added to the Chrome web store which detects when a user is installing extensions to Microsoft Edge

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Earlier, Google had blocked some of its web services from working properly. For example, Stadia is completely blocked and warnings have appeared on services such as Gmail and YouTube Music. Pixabay

Google has started displaying a warning to people using Microsofts new Edge browser while accessing Chrome web store.

Recently, the search engine giant has added to the Chrome web store which detects when a user is installing extensions to Microsoft Edge, 9To5Google reported on Friday.

The extension simply explains that Google “recommends” using Chrome instead of Edge to use extensions “securely”.

The message does not appear when using other Chromium-based browsers.

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Google has started displaying a warning to people using Microsofts new Edge browser while accessing Chrome web store. Pixabay

As per the report, the warning does not affect the ability to install Chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge, rather it just warns users against the practice.

According to NetMarketShare, Chrome has a 67 per cent share of the browser market, while Edge has just under 6 per cent.

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Earlier, Google had blocked some of its web services from working properly. For example, Stadia is completely blocked and warnings have appeared on services such as Gmail and YouTube Music. (IANS)