Tips and tricks for the Google Maps app

To save time and simplify your Google Maps experience, check out these lesser-known tools.

Try one of the latest Google Maps features

There are many ways to use Google Maps or explore the world around you. Here’s one feature that people find helpful right now.

Track your progress on the train or bus

You can now get step-by-step navigation when you take public transit. You’ll see the arrival time of the next train or bus. You’ll also get notifications when it’s time to transfer or get off at your stop.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
  3. In the bottom right, tap Directions Directions.
  4. Choose Transit Transit.
  5. Tap your preferred route and then Start.

Learn about other helpful Maps features

  • Make a list of places to visit:
    To remember how to get someplace, save it in Google Maps. That way, you can quickly find it later.
    Learn how to save favorite places.

See what else you can do with Google Maps

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