September 10, 2021
Google Maps offline feature

New Google Maps Offline Feature Allows Saving and Sharing

The latest Google Maps offline feature gives users the ability to save and share information via email, text social media and even popular messaging apps…

Google Maps just added a new offline feature to its app. A list-making tool, the new option allows users to save locations within various lists for later accessibility. The information compiled is viewable offline and shareable with other people. This comes just after the launch of real-time traffic conditions.

New Google Maps Offline Feature Boasts Saving and Sharing Options

“Is your bucket list etched in your memory, or scribbled on a dozen post-it notes scattered around your home? Have you ever promised out-of-town guests an email full of your favorite spots, only to never get around to clicking send? Starting today, you can create lists of places, share your lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with you—without ever leaving the Google Maps app (Android, iOS),” Google Maps Product Manger Zach Maier wrote.

The Google product manager explains location saving is simple. Users simply launch Google Maps, search or enter a location and tap a “Save” icon. Save the spot under preset lists, which include “Want to go” and “Favorites.” Users are also able to create new custom lists.

Users can then share lists via email, text, social networks and several messaging apps. “Whenever friends and family come to town, tap the share button to get a link and start flexing your local knowledge muscles. Once you send a link to your out-of-towners, they can tap ‘Follow” to pull up the list from Your Places whenever they need it.”

Watch a video showing off the new Google Maps offline feature below:

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