Site Accessibility Information Access Key 1 to Skip to Top Navigation Access Key 2 to Skip to the Three One One link Access Key 3 to Skip to City of Winnipeg Main Menu Access Key 4 to Skip to Left Navigation Menu Access Key 5 to Skip to Content area Access Key 6 to Skip to Right Sidebar content area Access Key 7 to Skip to Footer Links
Citizens Information Service
Public Works

Waze Tips: Advertisements and Notifications

Waze has two main instances that could be considered pop-ups: Advertisements and notifications.

Waze tips


Waze ads occur while the app is open. For example: When you are driving to a destination and at some point come to a stop, an ad may drop down from the top portion of the screen. You don't have to click on or touch ads unless you want to. Simply start driving again and the ad will disappear.

The ads that show here are integrated into the app and cannot be toggled off. Just simply ignore them and they will disappear when your vehicle is in motion. Because Waze is free to download and free for Winnipeg to be a partner (Connected Citizens Program), this is how Waze gains revenue.


Waze sends notifications which may pop up on your phone while the app is closed. The message would be an alert for abnormal traffic or some form of event happening nearby or on a route you may use.

These notifications are designed to help you get an understanding of what is happening on the roads so you can possibly adjust your departure time or make route changes.

These alerts can be toggled on /off and custom tailored to your preferred options. To access the area to update your options within the app, take the steps below.

Note: Please ensure you adjust settings while you are not driving.
Waze tips 1. With the app open swipe right to get the Menu page.
2. On the Menu page press the Settings icon (top left). Waze tips
Waze tips 3. On the Settings page select "Notifications."
Waze tips 4. The final step: Within the Notifications page select what you would like to be notified on and then click SAVE.

Last update: August 30, 2019

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.

Ces renseignements sont-ils utiles?

Comment pourrait-on améliorer cette page Web?

Les renseignements recueillis serviront à l’amélioration de notre site Web. Prière de ne pas se servir de ce formulaire pour soumettre une demande de service ou de renseignements, car la demande ne sera pas transmise au service en question. Pour soumettre une demande de service ou de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le 311.

Le présent formulaire ne vise pas à recueillir des renseignements personnels. Cependant, les renseignements personnels que vous choisissez d’inclure dans vos commentaires sont recueillis par la Ville de Winnipeg en conformité avec l’alinéa 36(1)b) de la Loi sur l’accès à l’information et la protection de la vie privée dans le but d’améliorer son site Web et ne seront ni utilisés ni divulgués pour d’autres raisons, sauf dans les cas où cela est autorisé par la loi. Communiquez avec l’agent de l’accès à l’information et de la protection de la vie privée de la Ville par courrier au Bureau du greffier, immeuble Susan-A.-Thompson, 510, rue Main, Winnipeg (Manitoba) R3B 1B9, ou par téléphone au 311 si vous avez des questions sur la collecte de ces renseignements.