Google on Tuesday announced the launch of Google Maps' new feature 'Lists'. The feature has been designed to help an individual create a list of his/her favourite places. This feature is currently available on Android and iOS software.
Users can list the places to visit as well as share recommendations, whether it is a list of weekend getaways, or a list of best street food joints, or best fashion boutiques in a particular area amongst others. Shared lists are also accessible for users. Moreover, the lists can be viewed and edited offline, which can then be viewed on the offline map.
Users can create the list in two ways:
Open the side menu, go to Your places, open Saved, and then click on the plus sign in the blue circle at the bottom right corner of the screen
Open the place you want to add to a new list, tap on 'Save', and then select 'create a new list'
Lists created can be shared by following the steps mentioned below:
Open your list and click on the share button in the top right hand corner
On both Android and iOS, you can share a link to your list via any app on your phone: Hangouts, SMS, Whatsapp, or even on Facebook or Twitter
Once a link is sent, the receiver can tap 'Follow' to pull up the list from 'Your Places' option whenever necessary.
To edit the list:
Go to Your places and then tap the Saved Tab. Tap on the three dot menu to the right of the list and then click, "edit list". You can also add and remove places from lists directly from a location's place sheet by tapping the 'Saved' icon
With millions of destinations to travel to, users now have the technology that enables them to draft lists consisting of local hotspots as well as destinations abroad.