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This article was published on April 24, 2015

You can now push Google Maps directions from your desktop to your smartphone

You can now push Google Maps directions from your desktop to your smartphone
Natt Garun
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Natt Garun

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Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She previously wrote for Digital Trends, Business Insider, and Gizmodo. Facebook | Twitter | Google+

We all use our smartphones more often than we’d like to admit, but let’s face it: Typing on a full-sized keyboard will always be easier to do than on a handheld device.

So when it comes to searching for Google Maps directions, now you can research commute routes ahead of time, then push the directions straight to your mobile phone when you’re ready to go.

google maps desktop to phone

All you have to do is type “Send directions” from the Google search bar, pick the location you want and send to a connected Android phone. The feature seems to be enabled only in the US for now, and should roll out to other countries soon.

A few weeks ago, the company also added the ability for you to look up your lost Android device, so it seems it is working to make its homepage more than just a search tool, but also a command center.

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