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Google Maps is one of the most popular map applications that you can use to get from A to B with ease. This application is awesome when you are traveling a lot and you don’t know very well the cities where you are.

Today we’re going to talk about five features that are found on Google Maps, but not many users know about them.

Saving Maps For Offline Mode

If you travel a lot by car, we’re pretty sure that you’ve had mobile data connections issues which have affected the Google Maps application. At the same time, there are people who don’t have enough mobile data to spend on this application. Well, to fix this issue, we suggest you to save the maps for offline use. To do this, search for something that you are looking for (city or address), open the menu from the bottom of the app and simply tap “Download”. After that, scale the map so that the full details that you want to have about that map appear in there and tap “Download” again, name the map how you want and tap “Save”.

Searching Along Your Route

Keep in mind that this is an Android-only option, but it should be added to the iOS version soon as well. While navigating, you will simply have to tap on the “search” button and a menu will appear that it will allow you to search for grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and more that on your way to the destionation.

Driving Mode

This is another feature that’s currently available only for the Android OS. Google is using what it knows about you to predict where you’re going before you even ask the application for directions. This feature can be used without putting the Google Maps application in navigation mode to receive some useful information as you drive, such as traffic info.

Finding A Bathroom

If you are inside a popular indoor space in a big town, there are big chances that the Google has mapped the bathroom location. Just open the Google Maps application, zoom all the way in, and you will see some visual indications about where the bathrooms are located inside that building.

Sending Directions To Your Smartphone

Before you make plans for a trip, you will usually look in Google Maps on you desktop or laptop. Well it is good to know that you can create the route on Google Maps while being on the computer and after that, you will be able to easily send it to your smartphone by using the “Send To Your Phone” option.