You can do so much more with Google Maps

By April 14, 2019 TechEasy

Most of us with smartphones would have been using Google Maps extensively in our daily lives to find our way around the city and for longer distance travel. Google Maps has really changed the way we travel. But as this article will tell you, there is much more you can do with Google Maps than just finding directions. Team RetyrSmart

You can do so much more with Google Maps

Remember where you parked your car

Google Maps lets its users to save a spot as a parking location. For this users will have to tap on the the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking” (for Android) and “Set as parking location” (for iOS). You can also add additional details about your parking spot such as the level (if in a multi-level parking structure). Further, you can also share your parking location with friends.

Share your real-time location with others

The navigation app allows you to share your real-time location with your contacts. In order to do this, all you need to do is tap on the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with. Additionally, you can also set the time limit for which you want that contact to live track you.

Find out nearby places like petrol pumps, restaurants, ATMs and more

From ATM to a petrol pump, bar to a restaurant, Google Maps will allow you to search almost anything around your current location. Not only that, the app will also list out essential details about that place such as hours of operation, business phone numbers, ratings, and more.

See indoor maps of buildings

Using Google Maps, you can see what some places — such as stores, airports, or hotels — look like on the inside before you visit. Once you search that place, at the bottom, tap the place name or address. Scroll until you see photos and tap on a 360 photo which will have the Street View symbol.

See real-time train and bus departures

Google Maps also allows users to see real-time departures while others show a schedule of departures. For this, type the destination and tap Directions. Then on the top of the screen tap transit.