What do the symbols mean on Waze?

The symbols which look like a blue police officer indicate police officers. Stoplights or cameras denote red-light cameras. Triangle warning signs indicate some sort of hazard in the area. Crash icons indicate an accident.

What do the Waze moods mean?

Waze on Monday rolled out new "Moods," or avatars for users to share how they're feeling on the road. Dozens of Moods now represent emotions including happy, adventurous and "zombified." The navigation app is also revamping its logo, opting for more-minimal detail in the accompanying animation.

What are the little ghosts on Waze?

Because Waze typically broadcasts your location to other nearby Waze drivers, along with your username and how fast you're going, the simulated ghost vehicles in this attack can pinpoint a real user's location along their route, according to Hill.

What are the candy icons on Waze?

Hi Lisa and thanks for the question. Bonus candy(ies) are part of the Waze gamification initiative. When you complete a certain achievement, a bonus candy will appear on the route ahead. Drive over the candy to collect it and earn points.

What does the trumpet sound on Waze mean?

What does it mean when Waze makes a car horn noise at you? A. ... The app matches up verified phone numbers from your contacts list while noting your acquaintances who are also using the service — and then provides an icon you can tap to make friends again in Waze World

What does a purple line mean on Waze?

When in navigation mode the purple route line hides the yellow and red lines showing traffic congestion.

Does Waze show red light cameras?

Cameras will automatically appear on the Maps app's navigation screen, alerting drivers to speed and red‑light cameras as well as potential slowdowns. ... If you don't want to wait for the Apple Maps feature, Google Maps and Waze already have tools for viewing traffic and speed cameras.

Is reporting police on Waze illegal?

Yes the Waze app is legal. Reports from other Waze users show up on the screen, and alert other Wazers to the presence of the Police, that is perfectly legal. Waze users can also report speed cameras or red light cameras with no problems, all completely legal.

What are the happy faces on Waze?

Some of the possible Mood choices include Funny, Sunny, Zombified, Wild, Chill, Furious, Geeky, Happy, Loved-up, Sneaky, Eco-friendly, Proud, Sad, Skeptical, Shy, Carsick, Zen and Speedy. To change your Mood, open the app, and tap on the Search box at the lower left of the screen.

What does the Sun mean on Waze?

Re: What's the little sunshine icon mean next to some Wazers

I mean the group you join and select as your main group under My Waze/Groups. I believe the group's icon is chosen by the group creator.

How does Waze make money?

Waze makes its money through advertising by selling Waze Ads for businesses to be found on the Waze map. Waze partners with local businesses all the way to major corporations to advertise with.

Is Waze owned by Google?

Google actually acquired Waze for more than a billion dollars back in 2013, but since then the apps have continued to operate independently. They service similar functions in getting you around, but they offer two different methods of doing so.

What are road goodies on Waze?

Waze's “Road Goodies” Makes A Game Of GPS Improvement_

Called “Road Goodies”, it essentially operates like a giant game of Pac-Man for your GPS. You control your character on a field that looks a lot like a map of your immediate area, and you move your character outward, gobbling up icons for points.

When can I beep on Waze?

You can beep-beep at a Wazer you might know, like saying hi to a friend who maybe in motion as you are. They need not be nearby. Similar to seeing a real-life friend standing on the corner as you drive-by, you might beep to have them see you. This feature is nice if you are both heading to the same location too.

Can you send messages on Waze?

Interact with your friends by sending messages, sharing your ETA, and more.