Ae bhai, zara dekh ke chalo. Aage bhi nahi upar bhi.. Neeche bhi nahi piche bhi.. This song is apt for all of us who has been facing problems while traveling in our day-to-day lives. But thanks to our Google Maps for being our ultimate savior.
Google Maps have not only been a great solution but also has improvised and advanced making our lives much easier. Don’t believe me? Check these tips we bet on you didn’t knew. Because the same happened with me! Hahaha.
PERFECT GESTURE CONTROL
Zooming and single tap control at your service.
ADD YOUR FIRST & SECOND HOME
Home and Work addresses and routes saved.
STOPS ON YOUR ROUTE
Several stops on your way? No worries! Add stops to your routes and also stop them alphabetically.
Note : You can add only 10 stops in a route.
SET YOUR DEPARTURE TIME
Worried about reaching on time? This way will help you out. Select your departure time and based on the traffic and routes your arrival time will be shown.
TRAFFIC NAKKO RE BABA!
Traffic is something which we all witnessed almost every day and have the most horrible experiences. But Google Maps have sorted these traffic conditions for us. So whenever you step out, let the Google Maps do the needful.
SHARE YOUR LOCATION GLIMPSE
This feature lets you share your real time location with your contacts. Just tap share your location and there you are! You can also Whatsapp the location which will show your perfect route with every turn to take.
No data connectivity? Worry not, offline maps at your rescue. This is one of the best features of Google Maps. Download the map you need when connected to the internet which you can easily use when not connected.
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME THROUGH TIMELINE
Forgot the grocery shop you went yesterday? Google Maps timeline will help you with this. Tap on your timeline and follow your footprints. The best thing is, it will also show the pictures you clicked on the way. What else do you want?
Note : You need to enable the Timeline feature for the same.
SAVE LOCATIONS IN LISTS
Create your custom lists of places. Like favorites, bucket list etc.
QUICK SEARCH AND SEARCH FOR NEARBY PLACES
Searching for an Atm nearby? Tap on the around option for a list for your search. Even better? Use Quick Search for restaurants, petrol pumps near you.
BOOK AN UBER/OLA
Looking for a cab? No need to jump to Ola or Uber for it. You can directly book a cab and also get a estimated fare for your journey. With which you can easily compare your affordable rates. Whoooah!
AVOID TOLLS & HIGHWAYS
Roll the tolls away! You can easily avoid the long queues at the toll station as well as the highways.
MEASURE ROUTE DISTANCE
This feature will help you measure the distance between the routes. Not an exact distance but will at least will make it easy to calculate how far the destination if from you.
ENJOY THE STREET VIEW
Make the pictures come alive using the street view option. It was launched in 2007. Tap on the 360-degree image on the lower left-hand corner and there you go!
BECOME A LOCAL GUIDE
You can always review places as well as add or correct the place info. By doing this you can get award points from Google. You can get many benefits in exchange of these rewards. So why wait? Go and review a place and get rewarded!
We hope that these tips will surely help you in your next trip. So have a happy and safe journey!