OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH GOOGLE MAPS
If you’ve only used Google Maps to get directions or locate an address, you’re missing out on many other useful features. Here are just a few examples of other things you can do with Google Maps:
- Find available ride-sharing services (such as Uber) that are available at your location. After entering your destination in Google Maps, swipe right on the transportation options on the top of the screen and click the stick figure holding a briefcase. This will prompt a pop-up screen on the bottom showing price estimates and wait times.
- Add multiple stops on your journey. Start by entering your starting point and final destination. Then, click the three dots in the top right corner and “add stop.”
- See a street view image (where available). Search for a place or drop a pin. Click on the thumbnail image to enlarge and rotate your view.
- Search for things nearby. For example, type in “pizza near me” to see the closest options, or enter “pizza near XYZ” to find something near your upcoming destination.
- Edit your directions by dragging and dropping any part of your route to go around or through specific locations.
- Access Google Maps offline, which is great for limited or non-existent coverage. Go to Google Maps menu (in the upper left) and choose “Offline maps” to get started. Remember, offline maps expire in 30 days, so you’ll need to update them if you have it downloaded longer than a month.
- Remember where you parked. After parking, tap the blue dot of your location to prompt a pop-up screen, and you can mark your parking location on the map.
- Share your location. Click on the Google Maps menu, and choose “Share location.”
- Easily save your home and work addresses under the Google Maps menu, so you don’t have to type them in every time you want to navigate around them, find local restaurants, etc.
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