Google Maps to add detour options with ease

Google has announced that an update to Google Maps, which will be rolling out over the next few weeks, will bring gas prices to the maps as well as the ability to add detours to your route. With this, you'll be able to add extra stops on your journey, without having to reset your end destination each time. Headed to a friends house and you need to stop for gas and a bottle of wine on the way? No problem.

When you're driving in navigation mode and you get that call from your spouse to pick up some more milk on your drive home or if you're on a road trip and want to find a great restaurant option along your route, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen. You'll see a drop-down menu with helpful options, like gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options aren't what you need, you can always add a detour to your favorite coffee shop by tapping the search icon or by using voice commands.

Google hopes to make the stressful times a little bit easier with the new features it is adding to Maps. The changes will be rolling out over the next few weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

Source: LatLong Blog