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Google Maps: 11 incredibly useful features you may not know about

The app has lots of hidden tools and options you might never have come across before

Aatif Sulleyman
Monday 23 October 2017 12:42 BST

Google Maps is an app many of us would literally be lost without.

There are plenty of rival mapping apps out there, but Google's is the undisputed number one.

It's easy to use, packed full of features and fantastic on both mobile and desktop.

The fact that it comes pre-loaded on most phones doesn't exactly damage its cause either.

Though many of you may use it for directions every day, there are lots of hidden tools and functions you might never have come across before.

We’ve rounded up a selection of the best Google Maps tips and tricks. Click on the gallery below to start browsing.

Read all of our latest Google news here.

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