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Cool Google Maps Tricks And Hidden Features (2017)

There are a quite number of hidden features, secrets, and Google Maps tricks that we are unaware of. In this article, we will show you 8 cool Google Maps Tricks, including features from the Google Maps app and the Google Maps website.

Google Maps Tricks which will enhance the way you use Google Map.

 

  • Share a map or your location

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place. Or find a place on the map then touch and hold to drop a pin.
  3. At the bottom, tap the place’s name or address.
  4. Tap Share . If you don’t see this, tap More Moreand then Share.
  5. Select an app. It’ll send a link that shows the place in Google Maps.

This will be helpful when you are meeting someone unknown and you are not able to explain them where you are?

 

 

  • Set your parking location

In case if you have tendency to forget about where you have parked the car. This one is for you.

  1.  After parking the car go to your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the blue dot that shows your location.
  3. Tap Save your parking.
  4. Your parking location will be saved in Google Maps until you remove it.

 

 

  • Add multiple destinations

This very helpful when you are taking a long journey and you have to stop for food, petrol station or a restaurant.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
  3. In the bottom right, tap Directions Directions.
  4. In the top right, tap More More and then Add stop.
  5. When you are finished, tap Done.
  6. You can add up to 9 stops.
  7. Directions to multiple destinations, or waypoints, aren’t available for public transit or rides.
  8. To change the order of your stops, find the destination you want to move and then touch and hold Reorder and then drag the destination.
  9. You can search for places along your route.

 

  • Book your cab directly from Google map.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps. Make sure you sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
  3. In the bottom right, tap Directions Directions.
  4. At the top, tap Rides Ride Services.
  5. Choose the service you want to use. For most service providers, you’ll be taken to the provider’s app.
Google Maps tricks

Google Maps tricks

 

 

  • Avoid Toll Roads while navigating.

  1. open the Google Maps app on your phone and search for your destination in the search bar.
  2. Click the car Icon on the right hands side last of the scree.
  3. Then you need to select the options and choose avoid  Tolls.
Google Maps tricks

Google Maps tricks

Now go back to google Maps and start navigation and enjoy no toll roads which will avoid traffic and save you some money to some extent.

 

 

  • Head to your upcoming plans

  1. If you have any upcoming meetings or event and the details of which we have saved in google calendar which will show up in your place option in google map.
  2. That makes this feature supper easy since you have to only select the place and google map will navigate you to these events.
  3. Basically you don’t have to type anything you just need to have it saved in google calendar.

 

 

  • Download an area to use offline

Note: You can store your offline areas on your device or an SD card. If you change the way you store your offline areas, you’ll have to download your offline areas again.

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet and signed in to Google Maps.
  3. Search for a place, like San Francisco.
  4. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place. If you search for a place like a restaurant, tap More More.
  5. Select Download Download.

Offline areas are downloaded on your phone or tablet’s internal storage by default, but you can download them on an SD card instead. If your device is on Android 6.0 or higher, you can only save an offline area to an SD card that’s configured for portable storage. Learn how to configure your SD card.

  1. On your phone or tablet, insert an SD card.
  2. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  3. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu and then Offline areas.
  4. In the top right, tap Settings Settings.
  5. Under “Storage preferences,” tap Device and then SD card.

Use offline areas

After you download an area, use the Google Maps app just like you normally would.

  • Get directions and see routes
  • Use navigation
  • Search for locations

If your Internet connection is slow or absent, you’ll see a lightning bolt and Google Maps will use your offline areas to give you directions.

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