In the latest feature addition, Google has added the ability to list your favourite places and share it with friends later. The new feature will interest someone who wants to create a bucket list for his/her next trip or a list of places one want to visit in near future. Previously, you could only save your favourite places but not list down them to different categories.
With the new feature update, now you can create your own list or choose from a couple of pe-sets. To do so, head to Google Maps and search for the next place you want to visit. This can be a restaurant, store, hotel, mall etc. Once there, hit the ‘Save’ tab and either choose from preset lists like Favourites and Want to go or you can just tap on ‘New list’. Note that the ‘Save’ icon should now appear a little different with horizontal lines and a plus icon.
Now, the new list will sit in ‘Your Places’ which can be accessed from the side menu (right swipe) > Saved. Further, you can also share this list with your friends via email, different chat messengers and social network. Also, once shared your friend will then be able to follow the list as you add more places to it. The new list feature will work offline as well if you have the area downloaded for offline purposes.
The new feature has been rolled out for both Android and iOS, however, we couldn’t spot it on our device at the time of writing this story. The Google Maps List feature will come in handy for those who are planning a vacation or for the one who has just moved into a new city.
Previously, Google collaborated with Uber to let users find, book and pay for their ride from Google Maps itself. One just needs to enter the destination in Google Maps and tap on the Navigation button (Car Icon) after which go to cab menu (fourth tab from the left) and book from different options available at that moment.