Furthermore, some users claim that Waze no longer suggests fast routes as it used to, and others assert that the app directs them into heavy traffic. People who have used the app suggest that Waze should prioritize bug fixes and useful features instead of offering “useless features like silly voices.”
Waze is getting one-star reviews in the Google Play Store.
Looking ahead, the future of Waze remains uncertain. Some believe that merging Waze with Google Maps could result in an exceptional navigation and travel app, but sources suggest that Google has no intentions to combine the two apps. The teams in Mountain View want Maps and Waze to operate independently but closely intertwined.
Although Google has merged the teams and they now share a workspace, they have also taken over ad sales for Waze from its own marketing team. However, is Waze slowly being pushed aside? Many users seem to prefer Google Maps regardless of the circumstances. For instance, ride-share drivers who solely require navigation might not be interested in knowing about accommodations or restaurants nearby.