Google recently introduced a new feature to its Maps app. To use this feature, you will need to set up your smartphone. Here is the direction for iOS.
- Update your Google Maps app
- Go to Settings > Notifications > Sent from desktop maps
- Toggle the switch on
- Search for a new location in Google Maps from your computer
Now anytime you search for a new location, you will see the “Send to device” option (see above). Click on it, and you will see a list of devices you have registered with your Google account. If sending to your phone is successful, you will see a gray checkmark. Then, on your phone, the location will show up as a notification and when you tap on it, the map will automatically open. Saves time and I like that!