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5 hidden Google Maps features that make holiday travel so much smoother

5 hidden Google Maps features that make holiday travel so much smoother

Whether you’ve been using Google Maps for years or you recently switched over from another popular mapping and navigation app like Waze, there are undoubtedly a bunch of Google Maps features you don’t know about. The app might have started out as a simple solution for free navigation, but it has grown and evolved over the years to become a comprehensive mapping app packed full of great functionality. In fact, these days it seems like Google adds new features to Google Maps just about every week.

It’s impossible to keep track of all the new features Google adds to Maps and truth be told, there are plenty of features that you probably wouldn’t even care about if you knew they were there. That said, there are also likely some features you don’t know about that could end up being your new favorite functions. With many people traveling today, over the weekend, and next week for the holidays, we thought now would be as good a time as any to dive into some of the lesser-known Google Maps features that will help make your holiday travel go as smoothly as possible. Whether you knew about these features already or not, they’re all somewhat hidden in the app’s settings so it can’t hurt to read through a quick refresher. After all, these great features could mean the difference between stress-free holiday travel and a nightmare that spoils your holidays.