Google Maps is great for figuring out how to get to places. It’s less great for actually planning the places you want to go. If you wanted to save a location in Google Maps, for years your only option was to add a little star icon. Google’s improving this process now by letting you add places to custom lists, share their lists with others and follow the lists their friends and family share with them, all without leaving the Google Maps app.
Getting started is easy. Simply open the Google Maps app and find that BBQ spot you’ve been wanting to try. Tapping on the place name and then the “Save” icon adds the place to one of several pre-set lists like “Want to Go” or “Favorites.” You can also add the restaurant to a new list that you name yourself, like “Finger Lickin’ BBQ.” To recall the lists you’ve created, go to Your Places and then open the saved tab. Icons for the places you’ve saved to lists will appear on the map itself, so you’ll always know whether one of your must-try BBQ spots is nearby.
If you want to create a new list or edit your old lists, you can access them by opening the menu in Google Maps and navigating to “Your places.” Go to the “Saved” tab and from there you can see all of the customizable lists and decide whether or not you want to share them with others. Lists are view-able on mobile and desktop versions of Google Maps, and can even be accessed while you’re offline.
With the millions of landmarks, businesses and other points of interest in Google Maps, There’s no shortage of places to try. it’s turn to map your world with Lists—from local hotspots to bucket list destinations worlds away.
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