You Can Now Create and Share Lists on Google Maps for Web
Over the past few months, Google has been working really hard on making Google Maps more ‘social’. The company has been introducing many new features such as videos on Google Maps, Location Sharing, etc. However, there was one feature which was mobile-only – the ability to create and share lists of places. This feature has now come out for Google Maps users for the web also.
In the past these lists could only be created by Android and iOS users, while the Web users were only able to see it. However, the ability to create and share has now come to the PC users as well.
Creating and sharing the lists on desktop version of Google Maps is quite similar to how it is done on the mobile app. Here’s how:
How To Create and Share a List on Google Maps:
Let us first take a look at how to create a list and add places to it:
- Log on to Google Maps
- Click on any place of choice that you want to add to your list.
- Click on the ‘save’ button on the left pane that opens
- There, you can add the place to an existing list, or create a new list.
This is how you create a list. Let us now take a look at how to share a list:
- Open the hamburger menu
- Go to ‘Your Places’
- Over here, you can find your list and get a shareable link.
Your list can be shared to your social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Moreover, you can also change some settings such as – will the list be private, public, or visible only to those who have the link. This feature of creating lists on Google Map is quite interesting.
It can be used to plan out travel, to help friends and family plan travel. It can be used to pin potential places of interest in your city, or simply pin a list of business associates and other similar work related places for easier viewing. This feature has begun to roll out today and is expected to reach all users in the next couple of weeks!
Source: Android Police