Google has announced several updates to Google Maps, just in time for the busy holiday season. The new features aim to improve the app’s transit navigation, trip planning, and community engagement. Transit Directions Get Smarter RecommendationsIn the next few weeks, Google Maps will provide smarter recommendations for transit routes. New Tools For Collaborative Trip PlanningGoogle Maps is enhancing its lists feature to make group trip planning easier. Google Maps will even suggest tailored “mashup” emoji based on the content, like a combined yum face and bagel emoji for reactions to food photos.