Google is adding Plus codes to Maps for users in India to help them share the exact location with anyone. The hidden feature that has been floating around since 2015 (although it was made available for Android devices in May 2020) has now made its way to India.
Speaking on the feature, Amanda Bishop, Product Manager, Google Maps, said, “In addition to our community-led efforts, we are also committed to empowering users to use Plus Code addresses directly for their daily needs. . We rolled out this feature in India a month ago, and are extremely happy to report that over 300,000 users in India have found their home address using the PLUS code. We look forward to expanding into more types of locations, and are actively looking for opportunities to partner with e-commerce, logistics and delivery companies to deliver the experience to more people around the world Can you
For those unaware, plus codes are digital addresses that share a specific location on a map that anyone can find from any computer. Google Maps offers the luxury to share accurate location no matter what part of the world you are in. The plus code enhances this by using latitude and longitude and creating a short digital address, for example, “P55P+8F” is a shortcode for a location in Delhi. If you type this in Google search or Maps it will take you to that specific place in Delhi. Plus codes are useful when you are in a specific place like mall, national park, restaurant and you want to share the address with your friends or family.
If you are wondering how to use this obscure feature, follow this simple guide-
How to Use Plus Codes in Google Maps
First of all open Google Maps on your Android phone.
– Then tap on the blue dot indicating where you are.
– Scroll down, and you’ll see a plus code for where you currently stand.
– Copy the code and send to your friend or family member.
At the top of the screen you’ll see a ‘Share Location’ button, which can help your friend navigate where you’re going, but if you’re waiting in a parking area or in a store, just plus use code.
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