9 incredibly useful Google Maps features everyone should know about

Business Insider | May 20, 2019, 06.39PM IST

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  • Google Maps is filled with useful features that aren't always immediately obvious, such as adding a stop along your route or sharing your trip progress with a friend.
  • Here's a look at some of the most useful Google Maps features you may not have heard of.
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Google Maps has become so pervasive and useful since its launch in 2005 that it's almost impossible to remember how we got around without it. From seeing how long it takes to get from point A to B to scouting out restaurants and points of interest, it's an invaluable resource for navigating neighborhoods both familiar and new.

And, of course, Google Maps has come a long way over its 14-year history.

Here's a look at some of the most useful features in Google's wildly popular navigation app.

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