How to Share Directions in Apple & Google Maps

Making plans to meet someone at a new restaurant or taking a trip can go smoothly if you share directions on maps with your device. The two most used map apps are Apple and Google, and so we'll show you how to select and share routes on each! Google Maps has the option to create a route with multiple stops and we also show you how to do that further down.

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Share A Route with Apple Maps

  • Open Maps.

  • Type the address or location in the search bar.

  • Tap Directions.

  • Swipe up to select and tap a route. Don't tap GO or it will begin the route instructions.

  • After tapping your selected route, scroll down and tap Share.

Share A Route with Google Maps

  • Open Google Maps.

  • Type the address or location in the search bar.

  • Tap Share on the tab that pops up.

  • If you want to choose a different route, tap Directions.

  • Tap the route you want on the map. Then tap the three dots in the upper right next to Your Location.

  • Tap Share directions.

Share A Route with Multiple Stops in Google Maps

  • After searching your first location, select Directions.

  • Tap the three dots in the upper right next to Your Location.

  • Select Add stop.
  • When you're done creating your route with multiple stops, tap Done.

  • Tap the three dots in the upper right next to Your Location. Then tap Share directions.

Now you know how to share directions on both Apple and Google Maps. Enjoy the ride!

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Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.