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This article was published on February 29, 2016

Google Maps on iOS finally gets detour feature

Google Maps on iOS finally gets detour feature
Kirsty Styles
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Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

After launching on Android in October last year, a pitstop feature has finally dropped on Google Maps for iOS today.

When you’re in navigation mode, you can now tap the magnifying glass in the top right corner to access a drop-down menu of suggested pitstops, like a gas station, or you can search for what you’re looking for.

Google Maps will then calculate the time it’ll take for the detour, all without stopping your existing journey.

The feature is set to go live in every country where navigation mode is active, which is more than 100 to date.

It’s not often that Android users can feel smug about getting an app feature first, but this was one of those occasions.

Easily add pit stops to your trips – all over the world, on Android and iPhone [Google]

 

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