Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic condition, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation. Google Maps is the go-to app for most of us when we’re looking for directions, and the app can also be useful for things such as calling a cab. Google Maps has another feature that can be a lot more useful – finding things that are on your route.
How to Search for Places on Your Route in Google Maps
- Launch Google Maps app, or point your browser to http://maps.google.com.
- Search for your destination.
- Tap or click on the directions button to generate the route.
- On your phone, tap the three-dots menu button and then tap on Add stop.
- On a computer, click on the plus (+) sign on the left, under the locations.
- Tap or click and drag the added stop up to the middle of the route.
- Now, search for whatever you need to add.
- You’ll be shown suggestions of different places that match your search, and you can add any of these to your route. The listing even shows if a stop is a quick detour or not.
- Click on the additional destination on the PC.
- On your mobile, tap on it to see a description, and tap the white Location icon to add that to the route.
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