Google Maps’ Tab for Saved Places Given a Useful Boost

The fact that more than seven billion locations globally are currently stored in the saved tabs of Google Maps tells us two things. 1: There are lots of interesting spots in the world, and 2: tab is popular among users.

This feature, which appears in the app under the name “for you” until February 2020, allows you to save and manage all the places you want, from your favorite restaurants and cafes to remote locations Includes where you dream of going.

This week the company announced three useful improvements for the tab.

The first one makes it easy to find the place you saved some time ago. As Google Maps product manager Greg Backstrom explains in a post highlighting the update, “It can be hard to remember what the name of that place was or what list you saved it to. Now, your recently saved locations are organized at the top of the Saved tab so that you can quickly locate the location you are looking for. “

Second, Google Maps now tells you that you are close to a location on your saved list. If you have a lot of space left in your immediate area, sorting through them can take time as you try to decide where to go. But now, if you have location permission enabled, you can sort all the saved locations around you by distance and arrange them in a carousel, making them very easy to browse.

Finally, the app now makes it easy to remember where you are, if you want you to be able to pull that data quickly. As Backstrom explains: “If you have chosen to turn on your Location History setting, you can use your timeline to remember the locations you’ve taken and the routes you’ve taken. See you How far you’ve cycled, walked, and run in the last few days. You can easily see the amazing hole-in-the-wall restaurant you went to during one of your last holidays, or That cute boutique you created a few weeks ago. All these insights are now organized by time, city, region or country. “

In his post, Backstrom revealed that the most saved place in Google Maps is currently the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, followed by the Louvre Museum in the same city, and the third, Kyoto-Dera, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. , Japan.

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