Multi-waypoint directions feature is finally coming to Google Maps

It appears to be a server-side switch, though it's a helpful one for simplifying the trip-planning process.

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Credit: Derek Walter

Whether it’s off running errands around town or exploring a new city, your route probably takes you more than one place. 

But planning that in Google Maps is kind of a pain, since there isn’t the capability to add in a multi-stop trip. This is finally getting fixed, however, according to screenshots that popped up on Android Police

The idea is you can plan out different “stops” along your route, which will definitely come in handy if you’re in unfamiliar terrain.

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Planning out your next trip with multiple stops could soon get much easier.

Unfortunately it looks like a server-side switch, as I grabbed the APK for version 9.31.2 and tried it on multiple devices but had no luck in triggering the feature. So it looks like you’ll just have to wait, but it’s worth ensuring you have the latest version from the Google Play Store

The impact on you: Google Maps offers a lot of tools to help in your local and out-of-town adventures, but this is surely one that will be a real breakthrough for power users. Since the actual rollout is stuck in server purgatory, you’ll just need to keep trying and see when it actually materializes. 

This story, "Multi-waypoint directions feature is finally coming to Google Maps" was originally published by Greenbot.

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