I want to use the destination that I search for in Google maps on a computer, and send that to a mobile device. How is this done? Is a functionality that is part of Google maps.

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The simplest way would be to just share a link.

There are great instructions for this available here: https://support.google.com/maps/answer/144361

Share the map

Whether you’ve found a cool spot or have helpful directions, you can share your map with others over email, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or text.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Make a map or get directions.
  3. When you're ready to share, click the main menu main menu.
  4. Select Share or embed map.
    • If you don't see Share or embed map, click Link to this map instead.
  5. Optional: Check the box next to "Short URL" to create a shorter link.
  6. Double-click the link to highlight it, then copy it by pressing CTRL+C (for PC) or ⌘+C (for Mac).
  7. Paste the link by pressing CTRL+V (for PC) or ⌘+V (for Mac) wherever you want to share the map, like an email or Google+ post.

I have noticed that the icon for the menu has changed - it's now a gear gear icon and is located in the bottom-right corner of the map.

You can send that link to your device by email, IM, whatever suits you.

Hope that helps!


From : Send directions to your phone, car, or tablet

  • Step 1: Add your device or car
  • Step 2: Send a place

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