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.

Plan trips in the future

On your Android device, you can choose when you want to start driving or when you want to reach your destination. You’ll see a travel time estimate, based on traffic and transit schedules. Try setting a specific travel date or time to find the best route before you leave.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Look up directions to a place.
  3. After you've gotten your directions, at the top, tap More  More and then Set a reminder to leave.
  4. To change your travel dates or times, select Depart at or Arrive by.

Note: If you have more than one destination, you won’t be able to use this feature.

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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