Google announced a new feature that makes it even better – the ability to create shareable lists of places. This feature lets you mark out places that family and friends should know about. You could always save locations on your map by ‘starring’ them but there was no easy organization of this information. With lists, Google Maps makes your saved locations more useful and easier to sort.
How to Make and Share Google Maps Lists
How to make Google Maps lists
Open Google Maps.
Pan around the map to find the location you want to add to the list or find it via the search bar.
Tap on the location to show the information about it. On a phone, swipe the menu to show options (on an iPad the options show up from the start).
Tap the Save button.
Now, tap on an existing list, or tap on + New list to create a new list.
If you chose an existing list, you’re done. If you are creating a new list, enter the name, and then tap on Create.
How to share Google Maps lists
Open Google Maps.
Swipe in from the left or press the menu button (three horizontal lines) to show the hidden menu.
Tap on Your places.
Tap on Saved.
Here, you’ll see all your saved lists, with details on whether they’re private or shared, and how many places are on the list. You can tap on a list to see all the entries on it, or tap on the hamburger menu (three dots in a vertical stack) on the right.
Tap Share list to share a list, and tap Continue. This generates a link that you can share – anyone who has the link can follow it, so your links can be shared by mail or message to a friend, or tweeted out for anyone to see.
After that, the list’s status will change from Private to shared. If you want, you can tap on the hamburger menu again, and this time tap on Sharing options. Here, you can change the link from Shared to Private, or Public – public lists show up in Google search results.