How To Add Another Stop Along Your Route In Google Maps

When we’re traveling to a specific place, having a few stops to buy food at a convenience store or fill up your vehicle’s gas tank before completely reaching our destination is a common thing to occur. However, what if we don’t know the exact location of where we’re stopping?

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In these cases, Google Maps has got you covered with its ability to help you pinpoint the location you’re searching. If, for instance, you’re looking to buy food at a particular restaurant along your route but don’t exactly know where it is, you can simply add another stop by entering the name of that place in Google Maps.

We will show you the easy way how to do it in this guide, so make sure to read until the end.

1. Open the Google Maps application on your phone.

To begin the process, launch the Google Maps app on your phone.

2. Enter your destination then click the “Directions” button.

In the search area, type in your desired destination, then click the “Directions” option at the bottom of the screen. It will open a new screen where you may check the route of your trip and change your starting location in this step.

3. Click the ellipsis at the upper right corner and a menu option will appear.

You should click the ellipsis beside the box for your initial point. When you click this, a dropdown menu will appear at the bottom of your window.

4. Select “Add Stop” from the provided choices.

There are several choices available, such as setting a departure and arrival time, giving directions, adding a stop, and so on. It would be best if you chose the “Add Stop” option.

5. Drag up the new “Add stop” box.

Under the first destination you specified, a new “Add stop” box will appear. You must drag it up and place it in the middle of your route.

6. Tap the “Add stop” box then select the kind of establishment you are looking for.

By clicking the “Add stop” option, a new screen will appear where you may key in the type of establishment you are looking for. As an example, consider a gas station or a restaurant. However, if you want to make things easier for yourself, select the icon of your desired establishment.

7. Click on the marker for your selected location then click the “Add stop” button.

Tap the pin symbol or marker for the place along your route that you want to add. In this example, I chose Metro Gas Sales Incorporated.

After selecting a specific place, click the “Add stop” button.

8. Click “Done.”

If you’ve already added everything to your itinerary, click the “Done” button to start your trip.

If you want to add more than one location along your itinerary, repeat the process.

Key Takeaways

If you’re searching for a place that’s not within the current route you’re taking, you can still look it up by using the same feature in Google Maps — adding another stop. There are only subtle differences between the two processes, so I’m sure you can quickly identify them.

When you’re unsure and unfamiliar with the place you’ll be visiting, never hesitate to open Google Maps on either your desktop or mobile device because it can make your journeys safer and more convenient.