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Google Maps is one of the best apps for people who need directions when they are driving. Now, this app is not used only for getting directions for a place you want to visit. Google Maps is becoming a more social application.
Google announced that they are going to integrate a new feature that is going to allow users to do more than just search for places. The tech giant mentioned that this feature is going to make users more social on Google Maps.
Despite the fact that Google Maps was not a social platform, the company decided that it was time to make some changes. The first changes included the parking option. With the help of this option, users can see if there is any spot available for them to park near their destination.
This new feature lets users save a place while they pass by it. Imagine that you are in a hurry and you need to get to your destination but you see a great place that you don’t have time to visit then. This is why Google added this feature for Maps. This way, people can save several places they want to see.
Another interesting option that was added is the Share option. After you made a list of places that you want to visit you can also share that list with your friends and family. When users press the share button a link will appear that can be sent via mail or text. This link can be shared on Facebook and WhatsApp too.
This new update will be available for both Android and iOS. It is also going to be available for the desktop devices. The most interesting thing about this list feature is that once you save a place and you pass by it again Google reminds you about it.
This is the first time Google adds a social feature for its Maps app. If you are interested in finding out more about this new feature all you have to do is update your Google Maps app. After that, you can save and share lists of places you like and want to visit.
What is your opinion about this new feature that Google added to its Maps app?
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