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3 easy ways to maximize the new Saved tab in Google Maps

by Greg Backstrom on Aug.27, 2020, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

The Saved tab in Google Maps lets you save and manage all the places you’re interested in, from must-try restaurants nearby to far-flung places for the bucket list. And it’s a popular feature too. Worldwide, people have saved more than 7 billion places on Google Maps. Even during a time when people may not be travelling as much, we’re seeing people still use the Saved tab as they shift the types of places they’re saving to Google Maps.

What kind of places are people saving? To give you a sense, here’s a selection of the all-time most popular places and recent rising categories:

All time top saved places in Google Maps - 1. Eiffel Tower, 2. Louvre Museum, 3. Kiyomizu-dera, 4. Colosseum, 5. La Sagrada Familia, 6. Fushimi Inari Taisha, 7. Arc de Triomphe, 8. Trevi Fountain, 9. Pantheon, 10. Buckingham Palace
Top types of places saved to Maps with highest increases in the past year (July 2020 vs July 2019), in order from 1-10: National forests, Rivers, Ice cream shops, Farms, Coffee bean stores, Waterfalls, Rest stops, Bike stores, Free parking lots, RV parks

Today, we’re starting to rollout updates to the Saved tab that will make it even easier for you to find and remember the places that matter most to you. Here are three tips for the new Saved tab:

1. Remember your most recently saved places

When you’ve saved a place a friend or colleague recommended and a few days or weeks have passed, it can be hard to remember what the name of the place was or what list you even saved it to. Now, your recently saved places are organized at the top of the Saved tab so you can quickly find the place you’re looking for.


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Easily remember the places you recently saved in Google Maps

2. Know when you’re close to a place you’ve saved before

When you have a lot of saved places in your current area, it can be challenging to quickly figure out which is which and where to go. When location permission is enabled, you can see all your nearby saved places sorted by distance and arranged in a carousel for easy browsing to make your next decision a breeze.


Nearby Saved places

Discover when you’re close to a place you’ve saved

3. Remember where you’ve been 

If you’ve chosen to turn on your Location History setting, you can use your Timeline to remember the places you’ve been and routes you’ve taken. You can see how far you’ve biked, walked and ran over the past few days. You can also easily find that amazing hole in the wall restaurant you visited during one of your past vacations, or that cute boutique you popped into a few weeks ago. All of these insights are now organized by time, city, region or country.


Visited places in the Saved Tab

See your Timeline of the places you’ve been and routes you’ve taken

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