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Hidden Google Maps Tricks You Didn’t Know About

Fifteen looks pretty good on Google Maps. In honor of its anniversary, the app has added a host of new features to make getting from A to Z (and everywhere in between) easier than ever.

Google Maps is older and wiser

On the occasion of its 15andHelping us get from A to Z without a hitch, Google Maps unveiled a host of changes that will make this popular app smarter and sleeker than before. The update makes navigation even easier with the addition of two new tabs at the bottom of the screen. Now you can explore, browse, save, contribute and update all from the home screen. It’s not just about exploring and choosing the best route. Check out these hidden Google Map tricks you never heard of.

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Carpool Price Shop

Everyone knows how annoying it is to type your destination into each of your ridesharing apps to see which is the cheapest. Fortunately, Google Maps can help you view all the options in one place. Simply type in your destination and tap the icon of the person calling a taxi. Google Maps will show you every rideshare service in the area, along with the cost of each travel option (eg, with Uber you’ll see UberPool, UberX, UberXL, etc.). You will still need to go to the ridesharing service’s app to request your ride. Check out the Uber tips every rider should know.