Google Maps on Android Just Added Multi-Stop Directions

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    "The best just got better" is a worn out phrase in marketing, but that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't true. In this case, that is the best description possible for the news we have. Google Maps on Android just added a super-handy feature that most users have been wishing it had for some time: you can now add multiple locations when getting directions.

    This means that you can map out your route with several stops if you have multiple different errands to run along the way to your destination. While this feature has been available on the desktop version of Google Maps for some-time, it's rather baffling that Google has taken so long to include it on their Android version of the app.

    Here's how it works. You now set waypoints along the way when adding a destination in Maps. You just have to enter a destination, and the select "Add stop" in the overflow menu. After that, every destination along the route will be assigned a letter of the alphabet. This will show up on the displayed route after you hit "Done," and you can add any number of waypoints that you want. You can even rearrange their order.

    Source: Google Lat Long: Kick off your summer travels with these new Google Maps features

  2. BenjamineDupont

    BenjamineDupont Junior Member

    Aug 4, 2016
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    Wow, amazing! Will try it!
  3. gincrabby

    gincrabby Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2013
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    Indeed great! Google maps is a very useful app. I'm so happy that's its working good now on Android.

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