There’s a lot to love about Google Maps, but one feature it has long been missing is the ability to add pit stops to your final destination. In the past, if you need to head to a gas station or grab a bite to eat, you had to cancel everything, input the gas station as a new destination and when done put back in your original destination. But no longer!
Starting today, Google Maps v9.16 is making its way to Google Play, making the ability to add secondary destinations a cinch. Basically, all you have to do is tap on the magnifying glass found in the top right corner of the display while in navigation mode. A drop down will appear with several options such as gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and more. There’s even an option that lets you type or voice search your own custom pit stop by address or name.
What’s interesting is that if you add a gas station to the stop, you’ll also be given pricing information, helping you pick out the one with the lowest price. The same prices will also be found now when searching for a gas station in regular search results.
The latest version of Google Maps is technically a minor update, but the addition of ‘pit stops’ is a feature that I personally am super excited for and one of the few things I ever complained about when it comes to Google Maps. As you’d expect, the update will be rolling out slowly over the next several weeks. If any of our readers have the APK and can share a link with us and other readers, we’d greatly appreciate it.