gmapsSo a few months ago we reported on a nifty feature that Google had included into its Search. By typing in “send directions” into the Google search textbook, it would allow you to send directions from the desktop version of Google Maps to your phone. However given that this is an entered command, we wouldn’t be surprised if people still did not know of it.

Thankfully Google has recently made an update to its desktop version of Google Maps where sending directions to your devices has been made easier. As you can see in the screenshot above, Google Maps now displays the option of allowing you to send the location you’re looking for directly to your device.

Of course your device will need to be associated with the Google account you’re signed in with on your computer, so if for some reason your computer’s Google account and your phone’s Google account are different, then you might have to switch accounts to ensure that they are the same.

Once you have sent the directions, you should get a notification on your device that will display the address of the location you were searching for, along with the option of beginning to navigate to that location immediately. This will no doubt come in handy if you’re at home and you’re heading out to somewhere you’ve never been before, so take it for a spin for if you’re curious about it.

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