Are you using all that Google Maps has to offer?
It’s time you did! Below are 10 tips for getting most out of the maps app you already know and love.
Make sure your home and work locations are saved into Google Maps.
Tap on the three lines in the upper-left corner. Choose Your places and add the addresses of your home and work. This will make it a lot easier whenever you’re out and about to get home quickly, because you can tell Google to navigate home instead of always having to type in your own address.
Save your favorite locations so you can navigate quickly between them
Whether your brother’s house or your favorite burger joint. Find the location, click on the location information, and choose Save. You can find them all in Your Places.
Google also makes it easy to find your friends
Simply tap on the search bar to begin. If you haven’t done this before, you’ll be present with a message that says “Easily find your friend’s address,” along with a prompt to add contacts. You’ll need to give Google access to your contacts, but once done, you’ll be able to quickly search a person’s name. As long as their address is listed in the contacts, you can navigate to their place a lot easier!
Why don’t you share your location with your friends?
Let’s say you plan on meeting up with a friend, but the location is pretty crowded. Just press your location for a second to drop a pin, and then click the location and choose Share. Then, just text it to them or tweet it.
Not sure what you want to eat for lunch?
Tap Search, then choose Explore Nearby to get a list of places near your location, which you can view as a list or on a map. The ratings just make choosing a place to go even easier.
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