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Google Maps introduces the ability to add notes to its Lists feature

Google Maps has some upcoming enhancements for its Lists. (Source: Google)
Google Maps has some upcoming enhancements for its Lists. (Source: Google)
A new server-side update to Google Maps has been observed to allow the user to add their own notes to their items in this app's Lists facility. Users can also now re-arrange said items to their own liking, or in (for example) alphabetical order. These tweaks may make these Lists more handy and productive.

Google Maps would probably like you to know that it can do even more than help you orient yourself when you're lost, make sure a car you're in is going the right way and track your location in general. It can also allow the user to make Lists, which involve sorting different places and useful information on them into individual orders for later reference. 

Lists and their items can be set by the user (for example, their titles can refer to specific places); alternatively, they can fall into a few default categories (Starred Places, Want to go, etc.). However, the order in which these items appeared has been largely determined by the app's developer, which could have made them difficult to find in a given List.

However, the new Google Maps update, which has been reported as server-side thus far, changes this. Now, the user can either sort them manually, or according to their names. The new update also supports the ability to set a specific photo for, as well as the new option to add notes to, each item.

These notes are expandable, in order to promote their easy selection from a given List. Maps also now offers the option to make one directly from the Save to list page. All in all, this new update should make Lists in Google Maps easier to read, use and interact with.

Some screenshots illustrate the new changes in Google Maps Lists. (Source: Android Police)
Some screenshots illustrate the new changes in Google Maps Lists. (Source: Android Police)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-07-31 (Update: 2019-07-31)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.