Top 10 tips for using Google Maps

Google Maps can do more than get you from Point A to Point B. Here are 10 of our favorite tips and tricks.




48 thoughts on “Top 10 tips for using Google Maps

  • January 10, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Great narration, but I need to see what the buttons look like and where to find them. I would not recommend this video because the button are the main thing to know.

  • February 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    They are watching us all we are data slaves and will eventually be controlled the future is going to be one earth size prison and there will not be an off option you are warned sounds paranoid it's not you'll see

  • March 5, 2018 at 11:05 am

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  • March 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm

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  • April 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I just found a new feature that will allow me to use the app for track rather than rout navigation. A feature that many been waiting for google maps to add for years. Now adventure riders, hikers and many who are looking for this specific track navigation feature using waypoints instead of automatic map routs. I'm not sure when, but the google map app now allow access to your my maps saved tracks. From the scrawl down menu go to your places and click on maps. if you don't see any thing thats because you haven't added any gpx tracks yet. You can draw your tracks or import files in the google my maps account. This feature deserve a separate video showing how to use my maps and how to access and use this data from the phone app.

  • April 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

    this was just what i have been looking for thanks!! new sub!!!

  • April 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    number #5 why don't you enter your bank account number, your credit card number and your pin too ?

  • May 8, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Hello. You forgot to add “remind you to leave on time” pick when you want to leave or arrive and pick the time.

  • June 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Nah…I’m a privacy freak, I don’t want google to have access to my contacts addresses, and I certainly don’t want any of my contacts to give my address to google without my consent (if that’s not illegal, it soon will be).

  • July 22, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Hello! I've enjoyed your video and find very useful the zoom with one hand, but can google maps join with google trip to make a route?Thanks

  • September 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    After 10 years of screwing around with Google maps, still haven't figured out how to DELETE those circles of roads it creates while I'm trying to "show it" that I DON'T want to take the road it suggests. (Pieces of the route I'm working on now are even WORSE, in that they have become "handles" that move the entire page when I try to drag them over to my intended road.) HELLLLLLLLLLLLPPP!!

  • October 3, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Hello can anyone help???? Why google doesn't make this easy with a tab saying keep maps on when taking call is beyond me. So i was with a friend today and when a call came in he had a little notification at the top of the screen when answered the maps stayed on. With me as soon as i answer call maps goes and a get little boxes pop up. All I need to know is how to keep maps on screen when phone is answered??? PS if google brought out a sat nav I would buy it. GPS if you are in the States. Please help many times messing about with phone when should be concentrating on road..

  • October 5, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Dear Digital Trends,
    Can you please show me how to increase the fonts size in the google map directions? While I am a Uber & Lyft Driver, I depend alot on google map directions. These fonts are really small especially trying to read the international highways and the Exist numbers going off to a ramp are harder to read.
    Thank you for your help and time.

  • November 2, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    FRUSTRATED with Google's Map!

    Let's say I'm going from point A. to point B,, ANY 2 locations; I try to type in the place I want to start FROM (i.e. – not where I am presently) & where I want to go TO. Why does Google Maps put my starting point in POSITION 2, as if it's assuming I want to start at the point I'm presently located? To make matters worse, it won't let me put anything in position 1? (And it does it every f'n time!)

    What am I doing wrong?

  • November 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Worst navigation system ever…. will take you down a million turns, into burnt out slums, side streets galore… Instead of just getting you on a highway and the fastest way there.

  • November 14, 2018 at 10:40 am

    its not safe to give out your location, humans are now begin caged by technology, no more privacy…….i hate dis video

  • November 26, 2018 at 2:05 am

    My favorite is offline map and somewhere with no snow. Yike a lot of here in the midwest.

  • December 8, 2018 at 4:10 am

    I thought you were going to talk about what (use caution-may not always reflect real- world conditions) means

  • December 17, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I wish I could change the route. And more then the one or 2 it gives. Because I often know a way better way and I want to know the time it takes going the better way then the ridicules way it says to go?

  • December 18, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    No.1 tip is the worst thing you can do, when you lose your phone they know were you live, and no, they wont be coming to you to return your phone

  • December 28, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I like to use Offline Maps, but sometimes it doesnt work well.. like when I'm offline and look at an area I downloaded and zoom it, it gets fuzzy and doesnt show the street/road names, just roughly road/street outlines..

  • January 20, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Can you please do a video on how to stop Google Maps from "recommending" directions to anti-gay, anti-semitic rallies? It's getting annoying.

  • January 27, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Offline mode. I just wish it was possible to download the whole world map!

  • February 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

    google are you really recording every individual person information on your server for future review or person history movement or are you sharing any kind information to others??

  • April 17, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I can't for the life of me think why I might want to share my location on Google maps but I dare say there have been a few who have done so.not for me that part of it.

  • May 8, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Stupid tips… how can I get the map to zoom in and stay, so I don't miss a turn when I drive!!!!!!!!!

  • May 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I use the app om my S10 Plus and from what beginers knowledge I have of it sofar . . . I like it.
    The only thing I absolutely can't stand . . . is the Excessive Screen Clutter . . . WHY ???
    In landscape mode MORE – THAN – HALF OF THE MAP IS GONE / ONLY A SLIT IS VISIBLE . . . . . . Is this a joke ???
    When I am Driving in traffic and Nav'g to a Unfamiliar Place . . . I NEED TO SEE THE MAP QUICKLY & AT A GLANCE.
    How many Thousands of Complaints (MORE ) is it going to take to fix this UNSAFE SCREEN LAYOUT ???

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