Google Maps now lets you create, share, and follow lists of places

Google Maps now lets you create, share, and follow lists of places

Google Maps now lets you create, share, and follow lists of places. The Android and iOS apps now let you create lists of places, share these lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with you. Google Maps for the desktop can be used to view and edit the lists, plus they’re also available in offline maps. To use the new feature, open the Google Maps app and find the first place. Tap on it, hit the Save icon, and choose one of several pre-set lists (like “Want to Go”) or a new list that you name yourself. Icons for the places you’ve saved to lists will appear on the map itself. If you download offline maps of an area, you’ll be able to see all the places you’ve added to lists on the map itself. A Google spokesperson confirmed with VentureBeat that lists are not static. The same goes for if I delete a list — it will no longer be available to anyone who followed that list. This is a great new addition to Google Maps, though there is a potential problem.

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Google is adding a little bit of social to Google Maps via a new lists feature rolling out worldwide today. The Android and iOS apps now let you create lists of places, share these lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with you. Google Maps for the desktop can be used to view and edit the lists, plus they’re also available in offline maps. You can download the new version of the app now from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

If you’re a Google Maps Local Guide, you’ve had the ability to create lists for a while. Google is now rolling out the ability to all users, plus introducing the option to share and follow lists.

To use the new feature, open the Google Maps app and find the first place. Tap on it, hit the Save icon, and choose one of several pre-set lists (like “Want to Go”) or a new…

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