4 hidden Google Maps tricks you should know now

4 hidden Google Maps tricks you should know now

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Driving is stressful enough, but it becomes even more of a task when you can't find a parking spot or you lose signal and a turn is coming up soon. Fortunately, the Google Maps app for Android and iPhone ( ) can remove a bit of the strain of driving with some of its hidden features.
You probably know that with the Google Maps app, you can save addresses -- such as work and home -- so with a tap you can get directions to the places you frequently travel to. You can also get information about a place -- including what to eat, where to say and what to do -- to help you make the most of a trip. 
But Google Maps can help with other tasks you may not know about, such as letting you download a map to use offline, include stops to your driving time to get a more accurate destination time and even help you find somewhere to park. Read on to learn how to use these features so your trip will be super smooth. 





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