Google Maps has revolutionised the way we navigate in the unknown territories. The application is a lot more than a digital map that helps you search for places or find the best possible route to your destination.
Google Maps gives you the option to set up your Home and Work address. Once you are set, you can go to the ‘Commute’ tab available at the bottom of the screen to instantly get direction from your location to your home or office address. Google Maps also shows an alternative route with details about the traffic. You can set your home and work location and Google Maps will also notify how long it will take to get home or to get work each day.
Save a place
Saving a place on Google Maps helps in making a list of places you want to visit or places that you want to compare for your upcoming vacation trip.
All you need to do is tap on a venue and tap on the ‘Save’ tab. Now you will see ‘Starred places’, ‘Want to go’, ‘Favourites’ list. Tap on a list to add the place or you can make a custom list of your own.
Share places and addresses on the map
Sharing the exact location of a venue via Google Maps is quite common. Just search for the place on the map and tap on the ‘Share’ button.
Now you just need to select the medium from which you want to share the address and send it to the person or people you want.
The ‘For you’ tab at the bottom of the Google Maps is a personalised feed of places around you. The venues in the list depend on your interest, which is determined by the places you visit or want to visit. it also shows you Local Guide reviews of the places around you.
You can also change the location of the suggested venues by tapping on the ‘Settings’ icon at the top right corner of the screen and add an area for which you want suggestions. You can either replace the area or add multiple areas in the list.
Share your live location
Coordinating with your friends to reach a common destination can be a hassle sometimes or sometimes the road doesn’t feel safe. Google Maps give the option to share the live location that can now be shared using not only Google accounts but also via SMS, WhatsApp, or other messaging apps.
Tap on the Blue dot that represents your location on the map and tap on ‘Share your location’.
You can set the duration for which you want to share the live location as well.