4 Hidden Google Map Tricks You Should Know Now!

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Some hidden Google Maps Tricks

Google Maps has proven to be very helpful when it comes to driving to unknown destinations. Amidst all the existing stress if you do not find a parking spot or miss a turn then it gets all the more frustrating.  However, we are fortunate to have Google Maps by our sides. It can reduce your stress and if you can access its hidden features then it can make your ride way easier.

What You Already Know

You all know by now that Google Maps can enable you to get directions and save addresses. It can do all this with just a tap. You also know that it can provide you information regarding places. You can search for nearby places to eat, to stay and whatnot. It comes in very handy when you are traveling to an unknown place. it might seem like the deadline, but apparently, it is not.

What You Don’t Know

Goggle Maps have certain hidden features that enable you to access much more than you think. Here are the four hidden features which can make your trip more wonderful.

You Can Use Maps Offline

Google Maps never fail you when it comes to using the maps. However, there are times when your phone might lose the signal. Especially when you need it the most. In these desperate times Google Maps can allow you to download the map offline. This will ease your worries.

Steps:

  1. Enter your destination in Google Maps.
  2. Tap the name or address of the place at the bottom screen.
  3. In the upper right corner tap the three dots.
  4. Tap “Download Offline Map”.
  5. Tap “Download” and your selected map will be saved.

Plan Your Entire Trip

There are times when the estimated time for your trip goes wrong. This might be because you missed out on the stops. Google Maps also comes in your rescue at this time. It allows adding the stops in your destination list in order to get a more accurate time.

Steps:

  1. Enter your primary destination in Google Maps.
  2. Tap on directions.
  3. In the upper right corner tap the three dots.
  4. Tap on add stop and add as many stops as you like.
  5. Once you are done tap on done.

Find A Parking Spot

Finding a parking spot is very frustrating. It does not come easy. Google Maps can enable you to find the perfect parking spot with just one tap. This feature is especially useful when you are in a crowded place or you are late for work.

Steps:

  1. Enter your current location in the app.
  2. Tap on directions.
  3. You will find a ‘P’ icon which stands for parking. It is red it means there is a limited parking area. It if is blue then you have ample space.
  4. Select “Find A Parking”.
  5. Your parking space will appear. Select one and hit” Add Parking”. Your parking spot is now confirmed.

See The Reality Of A Place Before You Travel

Reality is very different from expectations. Pictures are always deceiving. Therefore before you actually book a place that looks nice in the pictures cross-check once with Google Maps.

Steps:

  1. Search your hotel in Google Maps.
  2. You will find a small box in the left corner at the bottom. This box consists of the photo and is the street view. Tap on it to see what your expectations look like in reality.
  3. You can also zoom the image to get a clear idea.

 

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