You’re on a road trip and realize you’re running low on fuel, but you’re not sure whether it’s best to turn back to the last petrol station you saw, or see if you can make it to the next one. With today’s update to Google Maps for Android, making that decision just got a little easier. You can now search for and add an extra stop to your route, without having to exit navigation mode in Google Maps. That way you make quicker pit stops and fewer long detours.
Now when you're driving in navigation mode and you get that call from your spouse to pick up some groceries on your drive home, or if you're on a road trip and want to find a great restaurant option along your route, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen. You’ll see a drop-down menu with helpful options, like petrol pumps, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options aren’t what you need, you can always add a detour to your favorite coffee shop by tapping the search icon or by using voice commands.
So whether you're low on fuel, need cash and looking for the closest ATM, or just really need a coffee to get through your next appointment, Google Maps is here to help make stressful times easier.
Posted by Sanket Gupta, Google Maps Product Manager