In Cody’s previous teardowns of Google Maps, one possibility popped up a couple of instances: Shortcuts. Till now, we hadn’t observed the characteristic but and hadn’t gained any tips on it, nevertheless it appears to be like adore it’s beginning to cross are living for some customers. Our tipster has it in his Google Maps v9.72.2 however we will’t reflect it on our variations but so it kind of feels to be a server-side replace.
Shortcuts display up as a small card with three pre-populated choices and an Upload extra one, in conjunction with an Edit button up best. Tapping on them plays the motion in an instant, however you’ll be able to additionally upload a fourth one or edit all of them.
There are 14 choices to choose between, together with within reach meals, cinemas, department shops, bus and metro stations, instructions to house and paintings, visitors stories, your puts and timeline, offline obtain for a space, the direction planner, location sharing, and get started riding. Best four choices may also be selected at a time, and as soon as you may have picked those you wish to have, they will populate your shortcuts.
This can be a at hand characteristic, nevertheless it seems like the implementation now continues to be missing the extra non-public choices that Cody exposed within the more moderen teardowns. The ones will expectantly come later.
Since we have best gained one tip about it, we are not positive how prevalent those shortcuts are and whether they may be able to display up for customers out of doors of India. Our tipster lives there and has the Maps UI with the ground pane that rolled out in India final Would possibly (which is not like the Discover/Power/Transit backside pane that we were given via the remainder of the arena). It is imaginable that shortcuts are aimed on the Indian Maps UI, however let’s hope they are coming international as they are able to be tremendous helpful.