Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has introduced a multi-stop feature to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS Google map app. The new feature will allow users to add more than one stop to their journey when getting directions using Google Maps. This feature will make it easier to plan a road trip with multiple stops, making it convenient for planning road trips with rest stops and even a way of avoiding heavily trafficked roads in a city.
Users can easily use this feature by simply tapping the ‘Add Stop’ on their Google Maps on iOS devices, once they have opened the app. They can tap and hold a stop to drag it and change the order. When a user has completed adding the stops, he/she should tap on done to ensure route is set. An interesting thing about the feature is that it also re-arranges the stops; just drag the points to change their order.
Google has indicated that the update will be rolled out in phases, meaning some users will have to wait for a couple of days for the update to reach them. This feature is already on Android, having been launched in June. Also, the Web version has had this feature for a long time.
Google has been keen on updating its Map app of late. It has removed topography and road outline with the aim of making it cleaner and more user-friendly appearance. It has received additional points of interest like train stations among other spots. Areas of interest are currently highlighted with new shade to depict different districts. Google has also brought WI-FI mode to its search app. This mode can be activated through a toggle in the app setting. Alongside this update, notifications related to mass-transit delays were also introduced