It was not quite long ago that Google pulled the plug on its Trips app—now, two of its major features are being added to Google Maps. Timeline and travel reservations according to an official announcement from Google, are now being added to Maps.
The company in a blog post said flights and hotel reservations will be automatically added to the “Your places” section of Maps in an update soon to be added. You will be able to see all information under the new reservations tab in a way that is similar to what was obtainable in the now retired Trips app.
The Maps app will now help you to organize all of the travel reservation information according to date—of course, this will be pulled directly from your Gmail account. You can also view this information even when you are not online as it would also be stored offline.
Google in a statement said: “Now, you can use Google Maps to see all of your flight and hotel reservations in one place–a lifesaver when you’re checking in at the airport or en route to the next hotel in your destination.”
It is going to serve as a very useful feature as it will help you to have all your important flight information in one place—it keeps things organized for you.
Explaining how to go about this, Rachel Inman UX Designer, Google Maps said: Simply tap on the three gray lines at the top left corner of your screen, and then on “Your Places”. Then, hit the “Reservations” tab where you’ll see a list of your upcoming trips. Selecting your trip will instantly pull up your reservations, and you can even access them if you’re offline, so no need to worry if you’re off the grid with no service or traveling internationally without a data plan.”
Another feature that is being added to Maps is one that will make it easier for you to get direction to where you are going—especially if you are “exploring a city on foot.” Google is adding a new feature called “Live View.” Live View allows you to use augmented reality to better see the way to walk. The feature according to Google, has been tested with Local Guides and Pixel community in the last couple of months, and is now available [of course, as beta] to Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit beginning from this week.
Map’s Timeline has now been updated and expanded to help you easily remember some great places you have been to—but of course, you have to turn on your Location History. You will also have access to those lovely places you had previously visited in a country or cities. “So the next time someone asks you for trip recommendations, you can easily export the places you loved to a list, make notes about exactly what you liked (like the great picnic spot by the Louvre), and share that list with friends and family.”