Things you didn't know, existed about the Google maps - KNine Vox
December 3, 2018 App & Software

Things you didn't know, existed about the Google maps

This is your complete guide of all the features that you might probably have never used or might have never known about.

Location of your parking spot

You can save your current parking location and also share it with friends to let them know where you were. For this users will have to tap on the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking” (for Android) and “Set as parking location” (for iOS).

Share your real-time location with others

The navigation app allows you to share your live 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.

Find out nearby places like restaurants, ATMs, petrol pumps, hospitals etc

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.

Compare prices of cabs like cab services

Google Maps will let you compare the prices of different cabs. Once you search your destination, tap on directions and then on the top, tap Rides. Once you select the service provider, tap on the open app and you will be redirected to it.

You can change your vehicle icon from the blue arrow to anything you want

This feature lets you change the original blue tick of your vehicle icon with a car icon. In order to do this, simply tap on the arrow while in driving navigation mode. This will pop out a tab at the bottom with different vehicles to choose from.

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.

You can ask questions about a place or landmark

For this, search for the place you want to ask a question about. At the bottom, tap the name of the place. Before asking your question see if someone already asked your question, under "Questions & answers." For this tap See all questions.

Change the language of Google maps

If you speak a different language or the current language is difficult for you to understand, just tap on Menu then settings. Head to Navigation settings and then Voice. From here, choose a voice and language.

Add a new place on Google maps

If come across a situation when you cannot locate a place on Google Maps, you can publicly add places, like a business or landmark, to the map. For this, tap on the menu icon on your Android phone and select 'Add a missing place.' Choose an option, then follow the instructions on the screen. For iOS users, search the address and then at the bottom tap the address and tap on 'Add a missing place.'

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