July 19, 2024


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Terrifying ‘Ghost of Google Maps’ is haunting users with strange mystery voice that talks to you

CONFUSED Google Maps users have taken to social media to complain about a mysterious voice being dubbed “the ghost of Google Maps”.

A Reddit thread and several Twitter posts have complained about a man with what’s said to be an Indian accent interrupting their journeys.

Google has said it's working on a fix


Google has said it’s working on a fixCredit: Twitter
People have complained about the voice on Reddit


People have complained about the voice on RedditCredit: Reddit

The popular Reddit thread explains: “Hi. I use the English voice and it’s normally a woman’s voice.

“On my trip home today it was mostly the woman voice, then suddenly for one instruction it talked in what sounded like a deep man’s voice with a slight Indian accent.

“Has anyone had this? Sounds crazy.”

Lots of bemused people replied in the comments.

One said: “I have the same issue! I find it entertaining tho lol.”

Another said: “Had this happen the other day. Surprisingly the Indian accented fella sounds less robotic in his directions than most other voices.

“Kid and I find this random voice swap entertaining. Funny thing is try finding this voice in the catalogs of voices for Google maps/assistance…. I haven’t been able to find it as an option.”

The mystery voice has been heard on Android and Apple devices.

The official Google Maps Twitter account replied to one confused user by saying: “Hi there, we apologizes(sic) for your experience.

“The team is working on a fix and it will be rolled out soon. Thank you for your patience.”

So it seems Google should be rolling out a fix for the “ghost” and if you want to spot him you better be quick.

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