One of the coolest Google Maps tricks is being able to set multiple destinations. You no longer have to plan simple A-to-B trips, and then request new directions whenever a new destination comes along. With multiple stops, A-to-B-to-C-to-D routes are easy to set up. However, as useful as the feature is, it also used to be pretty annoying in one significant regard: it was only available on the desktop website, which is hardly convenient when most people rely on iPhone and Android for their navigating. Thankfully, that just changed, and you’re going to be able to use multiple destinations on mobile as well.
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As is often the case with Google Maps, Android users will be the first to get the new feature as soon as update 9.31 rolls out. As Android Police reports, a beta version of the update shows that Google is actively working on implementing the multiple stops feature, and the feature is finally going live for users. The following screenshots show you what setting up multiple destinations looks like on mobile.
The site says the feature is likely activated by “a server-side switch,” not an actual update to Maps, but you should still update Google Maps to the latest version available and wait for Google to make the feature available in your area.
It’s likely that Google Maps for iPhone will also receive the future in the near future. After all, Google likes to offer iPhone users the same set of features that are available on Android, especially considering the increased competition from Apple Maps.
UPDATE: Google confirmed that Android is going to soon receive the multiple stops feature, with iOS getting it next. Read more about it at this link.