Google Maps is the go-to app for most of us when we're looking for directions, and the app can also be useful for things such as calling a cab. That's not the only thing you can do with the app though - for example, you could type in "restaurants" to see a view of all the restaurants in the area of the map you're looking at. That's a pretty basic tip though, but Google Maps has another feature that can be a lot more useful - finding things that are on your route. The feature has been around for a long time, but we came across a lot of people who didn't know about it or how to use it. If that includes you, here's a quick and easy guide to getting it to work.
That's it, you're done. You'll be given an alternative route which includes a small detour to find nearby places that can be used to spot a restaurant on your way home, look for an ATM while you're on your way to the mall, or find a florist on your way to a friend's house.
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