Google Maps Reintroduces Multiple Destination Feature
Google is bringing back the oft-requested feature after removing it from its Google Maps redesign earlier. Its absence was missed by users, according to the company.Google Maps left out one of its most useful features—the ability to create a map with multiple destinations—when it redesigned its user interface earlier this summer, but Google is now returning the capability and adding two other useful tools in its latest update. The changes, which came largely due to user feedback about the new Google Maps services in the last three months, were announced by Florian Goerisch, product manager for Google Maps, in an Oct. 9 post on the Google Lat Long Blog. "Based on your input, we're pleased to announce one of your most requested features—directions for multiple destinations—will begin rolling out today," wrote Goerisch. The multiple destination capability that was in earlier versions of Google Maps allowed users to plan a trip from point A to point B, then add a point C in as well, making it a fabulous tool for planning a trip to a string of destinations. It helped users plan distances, routes and stops along the way, and its disappearance from the reworked Google Maps earlier this summer was panned by many users on Google+ comment pages. The resurfacing of the feature is bound to be welcomed by users.
"Whether you're running weekend errands or planning a cross-country tour, you can plot multiple destinations for your trip with ease—now available for driving, walking and biking directions," wrote Goerisch. "Once you've chosen a starting point, click '+' and add stops to your route by typing in the search box or clicking on the map."