Google is making the ability to gather directions to your next destination easier and more convenient than ever. In a rush and don’t have time to locate your destination of choice through your smartphone? I’m sure we’re all more than guilty of mismanaging time and can’t spend that extra few minutes searching on your smartphone to find the directions for your desired location. An announcement made by Google has revealed a new feature in which directions can be sent from your personal computer straight to your smartphone with just the click of a button. This is just another way Google is looking to further connect smartphones with their search engine to help consumers with everyday tasks and issues that may pop up.
Just earlier this month Google announced a feature that would allow consumers to locate their misplaced smartphone through the use of their search engine. The feature worked by having consumers sign into their Google account followed by typing out “find my phone” within the search bar. Google would then locate and display a map of exactly where your smartphone is located. This feature may be well received as now losing your smartphone doesn’t mean having to replace and pay for yet another expensive handset. Keeping up with the announcements, Google revealed that their search engine could be used to send directions straight to your phone that would play out very similar to how “find my phone” works.
Once again your smartphone’s Google account must be connected to the computer, consumers would then only have to type out “send directions” into the search bar. Google would bring up the maps and direction features as they normally would on the home PC, but a new button will be displayed asking if you would like the directions sent to your phone. Once consumers click on the button, your directions will instantly be sent to your phone and will automatically open up the Google Maps application. We’re very curious as to if Google has any other features in the works that will further connect Google’s search engine with our smartphones and tablets.