A new feature on Google Maps shows you where your car is
Google knows where you parked.
A new feature on Google Maps lets you save the spot where you parked on a map, so you won’t lose your car. The feature was originally launched in beta on Android devices last month. It went live hours ago on both Andriod and iOS.
Here’s how it works. If you have an Android phone, you park, tap the blue dot on the map and then hit “save your parking” to drop a pin with your location. It will be labeled “you parked here.” Added bonus: Once you do that, you can set reminders to pay a parking meter, share your car’s location, add notes and take a photo of your parking space.
If you have an iPhone, the system works similarly: You tap the blue dot, hit “set as parking location” and then you can share your parking location with others. And there’s another way iOS users can find their car too: “This is in addition to the automatic parking detection you might have already noticed in Google Maps for iOS. If you connect to your car using USB audio or bluetooth, your parking spot will be automatically added to the map when you disconnect and exit the vehicle,” Google notes in a blog post.
This is the latest in parking help from Google. In January, the internet giant launched a feature that would let you figure out how difficult parking might be to a destination you were planning to go to.
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