Google Maps for iOS and Android now offer a new multiple destination feature

Google Maps for both iOS and Android has received a new feature that users have been asking for. That would be the ability to set up multiple destinations on a single trip. This is a feature that Google Maps offers its users on the web, and today it has been added to smartphones. It appears to be a server-side update and could take a while for all iOS and Android users to receive it.

Another new feature coming to Google Maps will bring ad-supported search results to users of the app. These ads will show up when certain locations are searched for in the Maps app. Those locations include Coffee Shops, Gas Stations, Restaurants and more. A badge that has the word "ad" on it will alert users to the fact that the search result is a paid ad.

But we digress. The eagerly awaited multiple destination feature works like this. At the bottom of the screen is a "+" key. Click on it when you want to add a destination somewhere in between your starting point and your destination. That seems simple enough for everyone to use. 

source: PCMag

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6 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

About time... But wait, does The Google Maps on the web has this feature? I've been using G-Maps on my laptop for ages but never came by to this feature... But then again, using Online G-Maps is about as complex as writing a whole new CPU Architecture! I always, ALWAYS forget how to add a point on the map to favourites! I just start randomly clicking on every box and button, sometimes it works, while other times it doesn't...! Another reason to avoid Google Products; COMPLEXITY! Never tried Google+ but I expect it to be the same...

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yes, the web site has had the feature for the proverbial "some time now." I only hope the app one day catches up to technology that existed 15-20 years ago: route planning websites that could provide an optimum route should one planned on multiple stops. Most only let the user decide the order. If that feature could be added to Waze, I'd be very happy.

2. marrydeose

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

A good news about features of Google maps. People love to use google maps and has a need to find any business relevant information every day. This is a good that coming like this feature for Google lovers. geomeasure.in

3. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

finally, you can call it "Navigation" now. What about Waze?!

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Umm....I have been doing that for a while already. How is this any different from 'Search along the route' feature already available ?

7. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

About damn time

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