Latest Google Maps update brings one-handed zoom and desktop/mobile search history through My Places
Have you updated your Google Maps app yet? If not, this is your cue to do so. Earlier today, an updated version 6.12.0 was pushed out to the Play Store that includes two new features to help improve the app’s navigation experience.
First up, you can now access your mapping search history, as well as your directions history, on your phone by going to the “Search” or “Directions” tab under My Places. This is pretty nifty for people like me, who can live in the same city for years and still get lost trying to find our way around.
The other addition is another good one, as well. Now, when you’re on a map and you want to zoom in on a particular area, all you have to do is double tap, then hold down your finger and slide to zoom. Of course, we don’t condone using Google Maps while driving, or any other app for that matter, but this will help to distract you a little less, should you decide to do so.
Easier zooming is good for the soul!
Head on over to the Play Store and grab your update. If, by some stroke of odd luck, you don’t already have Maps installed, there’s a link below that will get you where you need to be.