Google Maps brings ‘Download Map Area’ feature [Labs]


Visiting a place with spotty data coverage or want to save few bucks on data roaming, Google has added a new feature in Map labs to help you with this.

Dubbed as ‘Download Map Area;, this feature is available in Google Maps for Android 5.7, which was released as an update this morning.

How to use:

First, to access Labs on your phone, press your phone’s menu button once in Google Maps, choose “More” and select Labs. On a tablet, click the menu button in the upper-right corner of Maps.

Then, anytime when in data coverage or WiFi, open up any Places page in the world, click “More” to get the Place page menu, and download Google’s maps for a 10-mile radius.


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