Google Maps for Android Adds Cross-Device Syncing
Google today provided another update to Google Maps for Android, which adds the ability to sync Map searches between desktops, tablets, and smartphones. This feature requires that the user is signed into their Google account when they perform the desktop searchers. Google Maps for Android will also sync My Places across devices so it is easier to find oft-searched for locations from mobile devices while reducing the need to type so much text. Google Maps for Android is a free download from the Google Play Store.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.
Google Maps Now Warns If Destination May Be Closed
Google pushed out a minor update to Maps for Android devices this week and added several new features. Chief among the new powers is the ability for Maps to send a warning when the place users have chosen to navigate to (such as stores or restaurants) will be closed by the time they arrive.
Google Adds Multi-Stop Directions to Maps
Google gave Google Maps users the ability to plan multi-stop trips. The latest version of Google Maps allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.
Timeline Lets Android Users Explore Their Past Travels
Google is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users of Google Maps that allows people to see all the places they've visited. The feature, called Timeline, makes it possible to revisit locations within Maps to recall where you've been.