You can now send Google Maps directions from the desktop to your Android device

You can now send Google Maps directions from the desktop to your Android device
Chances are you can relate, you happen to be sitting at your desk, typing away on your laptop or desktop, and you are getting ready to go somewhere. You start planning your trip and pull up Google Maps to get an idea where you are headed, and then you remember you should have done this part on your smartphone so you do not have to retype everything when you are ready to leave.

About a month ago, Google updated Maps allowing users to send directions pulled up in a desktop browser to the Google Maps app on iOS devices.

Now that feature is enabled for Android devices too, and it works from Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer desktop browsers. If you have the latest version of Google Maps (v. 9.11.0) on your Android device, and you are signed in with your Google ID, then the option to send directions from the browser to your compatible smartphone or tablet should automatically appear.

The sent directions will appear as a notification on your device, and you are good to go to begin navigating or review the route. This new feature is certainly going to be quite handy.

via: Android Police



1. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So....thats what happened to ChrometoPhone.... They need to update CtP while they're at it. And this is funny: What's New v2.3.3 - Fixed bug when sending Google Maps directions to phone. Thats the last update to Back in 2013

2. annaamy278

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 12, 2015

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3. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

That is somewhat similar to ChrometoPhone, which I quit using some time ago because it became unnecessary. If you're logged in and using the Chrome Browser (and probably others) on your desktop anything you search and find will appear in your history in Google Maps on your phone. This is perhaps a bit faster, because it takes you directly to the page to start navigating, but it clutters your notification area and probably doesn't work as well if you're putting in a lot of addresses.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I used CtP when I was looking for ROMs and apps on XDA or other Android sites. Send the download link to my phone, in some cases immediate download. I used it that way instead of connecting my phone to my PC.

4. waddup121 unregistered


6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I just save places in google maps, and they show up on both my computer, and my phone. Been using that for a few years.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Am I the only one who when sitting by the computer with access to google maps - it's easier to pick up my phone and say "give me directions to ______" even if I do not plan on to go - just wanted to see? Versus: open browser, tap on google maps, type in a dress/business name, select, then send to phone. Just curious how many people are more like me?

8. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

It depends. If I want current traffic information (which I know is available on the desktop) and am actually planning on driving there shortly I will do that. But not most the time. But I would say "Navigate to _______." ;-)

10. AlikMalix unregistered

With siri it's "give me directions to _____" Navigate to _______" how do you get to _____ " show me directions on map to___________" I'm lost, how do I get to _____ " take me to___________" I'm looking for __________ " I need to get to _______" etc...

9. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Now can they return to one click navigation? I'm driving, for god's sake. Don't make me poke at my phone five times.

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