10 amazing useful Google Maps features – If you are an Android User, then I am sure you saw or tried Google Maps once. For those who don’t know what is Google Maps, ” Google Maps is a digital mapping service provided by Google. Google Maps offers street maps, 360° views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation”. It helps to navigate your route from the starting point to the destination, providing you the real time navigation by using GPS and internet data of your Android device.
You can simply plan your route, set the destination and pick up location, then set the medium of transportation [like- car, foot, tram, bus, etc.], check out the best and smallest route and when all is set, simply activate real-time navigation. It’s very easy.
If you are fond of using Google Maps especially for primary route navigation, then this article is for you. Here are the 10 amazing useful Google Maps features you probably didn’t aware about.
10 amazing useful Google Maps features you didn’t aware about
So, my friend, let’s start with the 10 amazing useful Google Maps features. These features are very less popular, so it’s also possible that you might know some of the features listed below.
1.) Zoom in and out with one finger
Phones become bigger and bigger as the time is progressing, so using one hand on the phone is kinda tough these days. But you can zoom in and out the map with only one finger. Just double tap the screen with your thumb—anywhere on the screen is fine—and on the second tap, hold your finger down. Now slide your finger up and down. Done 🙂
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2,) Share your location
You can share your live location with your friend, and vice versa. How? Heres’ the process:-
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app and sign in.
- Tap Menu Location sharing Add People.
- Choose how long you want to share your location.
- Tap Select People.
- Choose who you want to share with.
- Tap Share.
If very effective when you want to track the real-time location of your friend and vice versa. This leads to check the live route of your friend and check if he is on-time or not. Useful !
3.) Create your own map
You can easily create your own map, by using the desktop. For this, you have to open Google Maps>>open the menu>>Click “your Places”>>and tap “Create Map”. Now create your own map and navigate yourself on your route.
4.) Calibrate your compass
Want the more detailed and precise navigation of your route? It’s very easy. If your blue dot’s beam is wide or pointing in the wrong direction, you’ll need to calibrate your compass.
- Open the Google Maps app.
- Make a figure 8 until your compass is calibrated. You should only have to do this a few times.
- The beam should become narrow and point in the right direction.
5.) Add stops to your journey
When you are roaming on a long route, at one time, it seems boring and you want something to be changed. But how do you do this? Your navigation is turned on. In this case, Don’t worry, Simply add stops to your map and you can stop at that point for your desired time period and Then, move on towards your destination.
6.) Watch history of Any Place
Want to know how the specific place had changed over the past few years? Yes, you can. Simply open Street view, select your desired place, drag the Pegman [the small yellow figure] on it and tap the clock icon, and you will see the history of that place.
7.) Check-out your complete map History
You can easily check out the history of Google maps along with searches, route selected, etc. for this, you have to monitor your actions regarding this app from myactivity.Google.com
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8.) Save data
As of now, this feature becomes quite popular, but “sharing is caring”. You can easily make your several routes and a portion of Map offline. Simpl open maps>>Select menu>>Offline Maps>>select area>>Download, and it’s done. It’s very useful when you are navigating a long route, and in between, the network is not available., In this case, you can Simply open offline maps and continue Navigation. Cheers!
9.) Share the places with friends
You and your friends planned to meet up at a specific place, and your friend doesn’t know the exact route for that. Then, in this case, you can simply tap the destination, then tap the share button and share the exact location with your friends. It’s that easy!
10.) Easily book an Uber Cab
The last feature in our list of ” 10 amazing useful Google Maps features ” is:- Book an Uber. You can now book and pay for an Uber cab without leaving the comforts of the main app. Plus, there are additional discounts to be availed if the booking is done through Google Maps.
So friend, above are the 10 amazing useful Google Maps features you didn’t aware about. Yes, these features are the best less known features of Google Maps and this makes our loving Google Maps Unique. If you recently experienced any new feature and used any of the feature described in this article, feel free to share that feature and complete experience with that feature respectively through the comments section. If you had encountered any problem regarding the features of Google maps describes above, leave your comment down below and I will try to resolve your query as fast as possible. Till Then, Build Best, Stay Cool!