Drag to change route in Android Google Maps

  • Yang

    In Google maps, we can use "drag and drop" to get a custom route:

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    How can we do this on Android maps? I tried to drag but it doesn't work. It provides several alternative routes, but none of them is what I want.

  • Answers
  • Izzy

    You can't drag in-route points of a given android-google-maps route, you can instead drag departure and arrival spots 'A/B' spots. Drag in-route points is indeed a very interesting feature, but not available in google maps android version yet.

    You can drag the markers by doing:

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    First Open Gmaps and hit second bottom icon:


    Then you select either my location or a point in the map:


    in the example, I selected a point in the map:


    Same step with destination:


    You touch wherever you want the point in the map:


    Hit main option to get route:


    And then when you see departure/arrival green markers in the screen, you can just tap and hold to drag them to other locations. route gets auto updated to new locations.


  • Related Question

    How can I share directions/route from Google Maps App?
  • Mark Byers

    In the web based version of Google Maps it is possible to create a link to a set of directions between two places and send it to a friend in an email or instant message. For example I can send someone a link1 to show them some walking directions.

    Is it possible to create a link similar to this in the Google Maps App for Android?

    I know how to create the route with the directions in the Maps app. I just don't see any way to share it - for example by E-Mail or SMS. I'd also like that the resulting link will work on a non-Android phone, if possible.

    1 http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=pall+mall,+london&daddr=Thirleby+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FVLtEQMdHfP9_ymDEBjF0AR2SDHd5NWmO3GbWA%3BFbLFEQMd7uH9_w&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=13&dirflg=w&sll=51.48627,-0.17636&sspn=0.061785,0.181789&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13

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  • Webs

    I have not been able to find out how to do that either. However, I have found you can share places by clicking on them and then selecting "Share this place."

  • Bryan Denny

    Unfortunately, there is no way to create these links in the Google Maps app.

  • Mikey Buggs

    As of the date of this posting you can not do this in the android app. HOWEVER you can access it through Google maps website. So instead of using your app navigate to Google maps through your browser. It will take a bit longer to load so only do this if you have to share the map or directions. Seems like a natural to be able to share this function via sms to non smart phones. It equals free advertising for Google. I hope they add this soon to the mobile app!

  • Peanut

    Just download Lets Meetup Navigation and share you directions and meet up with your friends