Eight Tips and Tricks to Make the Most Out of Google Maps

by Peter Anderson Writer

Google Maps are one of the fantastic services offered by Google, which enables you to reach any desired location with ease. Google Maps allow you to find any desired place, from the remotest area possible to the nearest gas station, ATMs, and more.

In this article, we will mention eight simple tips you can follow to make the most out of Google Maps:

You can download maps for offline use

Google Maps enables you to download offline maps by going to the "Google Maps Menu" and select the "Offline Maps" option. After that, click on the "Select Your Own Map" option and navigate to the area you want to download. Alternatively, you can search for the desired place by using the search bar and click on the description bar at the bottom of the application. From there, you will see a download button that enables you to download the custom map.

You can go incognito

All applications with a surveillance feature always track your movements, and so does Google Maps. But you can turn on the incognito mode to maintain your privacy. To enable the "Incognito Mode", go to your Google account "Profile Picture" in the top-right corner of the app and then click on the "Turn on Incognito Mode."

You can save your parked car details

Google Maps enables you to save the location of your parked car for easy navigation. To enable this function, click on the blue dot on Google Maps after parking your vehicle. After this, a small menu will appear with details about your current location, and from there you can click on the "Save Your Parking" option.

You can share your real-time location

Just like Whatsapp and Facebook, Google Maps also offers a feature that enables you to share your live location with your friends and family. To share your live location, go to the Google Maps "Menu" in the top-left corner of the app, and then select the "Location Sharing" option. After that, you can add people who can access your real-time location and set the time frame for how long you want them to access it. Then, you can share your real-time location via different messaging platforms.

You can double-tap on the map to zoom

Google Maps enables you to have a closer look at the map by double-tapping the screen. This feature comes handy when you are driving and want a closer look at the maps. For better control, you can hold your finger or thumb down after the second tap.

You can add stops to your directions

If you want to go to more than one location, then you can easily set multiple stops via Google Maps. To enable this feature, go to the "Menu" icon in the top-right corner of the app screen and then click on the "Add Stop" option. From here, you can add multiple stops and rearrange them as per your convenience.

You can chat via Google Maps

Google Maps offers a functioning chat feature that enables you to talk to local businesses. If a business has enabled the chat feature, then you can access the "Messages Tab" in Google Maps.

You can ask questions

With Google Maps, you can ask various questions about locations and favorite places by asking the Google Map's community. To ask a question, go to the description bar after selecting a location on Google Maps and then hit the "Questions & Answers" section. From here, you can ask various questions that other Google Maps users can answer.


Among the various apps offered by Google, Google Maps is one of the most reliable and efficient mapping services which provide location information through satellite imagery. The tips, as mentioned above, will surely enhance your experience with Google Maps.

Peter Jhonson is from Ohio USA. Before he started writing blogs he went through various occupations such as teaching, programming and travelling. But his favorite job is writing blogs for antivirus technology for

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