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8 awesome new features on Google Maps 🗺

23rd Nov 18

Megan Ellis
By Megan Ellis34 Followers

Google Maps is an incredibly useful tool that has made navigating the world much easier. But the good news is that it continually gets better!

Google recently announced a few new features on the app. While some of these updates are initially rolling out in limited regions, they will eventually find their way to our shores. Here are a few of the most interesting new features.

1. ‘Follow’ your favourite destinations

Google Search and Google Maps give you a useful summary of information when you search for certain destinations or venues. But they have expanded this feature by allowing you to ‘follow’ your favourite places, as you would on social media.

This new feature makes sure that you receive updates on news, events, offers and specials from the places you follow.

2. Maps now works with Apple CarPlay

In September, a new iOS update rolled out Apple CarPlay support for Google Maps. This means that a variety of Maps features are now available to iPhone users who pair their smartphone with their car.

This includes navigation, traffic information, arrival times, offline maps and saved destinations.

3. Share your ETA more easily

Apps like Uber allow you to share your estimated time of arrival with contacts. Google Maps has this ability too, but the...

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