Google Maps: Best Tricks you Need to Learn

Many of us use Google Maps on a daily basis. Wherever we want to go, Google Maps is always a big help in finding the right direction. We think that we know how to take full advantage of this feature. However, Google Maps has some options that remain pretty much unknown to most of the users. They can be very helpful at the same time.

In this article we will take a look at some of the features that you should know about.

Share your location with your friends

Thanks to this option, you can share your current location with others in real time, which can help you find your friends with ease.

Choose your default address

If you want to speed up the process of searching for the fastest or the easiest route, you can always set a default address.

Check public transport schedules

While planning your trip using Google Maps, you can look up the timings for buses or trains, the duration of your travel and even the list of stops.

Join the Local Guides program

You can help Google by adding any missing piece of information related to your location. All you need to do is to sign up. The good thing about Local Guides is that you will get paid for your contributions to Google Maps.

Use offline maps

It is important to know that you can use Google Maps even if you are offline. All you need to do is to simply download the desired part of the map and then you will always reach your destination. With Wi-Fi or without. The map will get updated automatically as soon as your device is back online.

These are some of the features that you might find useful. Of course, there are many other options that we didn’t cover in our article. If you want to find them, just keep searching!

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