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Google Maps now lets you pay for parking and travel tickets inside the app

Google is adding payments features to Maps to help users who need to move around town during the pandemic. The app now lets you handle your parking fees in more than 400 US cities and transport fares at upwards of 80 transit agencies around the world. With more people turning to their smartphones amid lockdowns for everyday essentials including shopping and food delivery, Google claims this is another way to stay safe by avoiding direct contact with public surfaces. Of course, the updates will also come in handy when restrictions begin to lift.

Both features are powered by Google Pay and are as straightforward as you’d expect. Starting today, you can pay your parking meter from driving navigation in Maps thanks to an integration with…

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