Google has just announced that a long-awaited feature is rolling out to its popular Maps app. Starting today, in more than 100 countries worldwide, users will be able to add a detour to their route without exiting from the navigation screen.
Time for a pit stop
It’s quick and easy to enter a detour while in navigation mode. Just select the magnifying glass at the top right of the screen to see a menu of options for some places you might need to stop like a gas station, grocery store, or restaurant.
If you don’t see your stop, select the search icon or use your voice to search for a specific name or category. The results will also show ratings and the estimated amount of time the detour will add to the trip.
The new feature is rolling out to iOS device users starting today.
Google Maps is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
Apple Watch users can also take advantage of the app on the wearable device. Here’s an interactive preview from our sister site WatchAware.