Following the placement of the ‘Saved’ tab in the bottom bar of Maps, Google has now redesigned the said tab with some new features, making it more useful than before.
Previously, the screen had top tabs for Lists, Labeled, Reservations, Following, and Maps. The ‘Saved’ tab let you bookmark your favorite locations and sort them by “favorites”, “want to visit”, or any other customized list.
The new ‘Saved’ tab heavily showcases carousels. The first one is ‘Recently Saved’ so you need not look at every other list to find the recent additions. Each card includes a cover image, name, and description, as well as its location. The second one is ‘Nearby Saved’ which is useful when you’re in a particular area. It also shows how far away you are.
When location permission is enabled, you can see all your nearby saved places sorted by distance and arranged in a carousel for easy browsing to make your next decision a breeze.
This update is very useful if you happen to have saved a lot of places. You can also turn on your Location History in Google Maps which will allow the App to suggest you places that you can add to the ‘Saved’ tab based on where you’ve been. Locations you’ve visited will now be saved on the App’s Timeline feature.
You can also easily find that amazing hole in the wall restaurant you visited during one of your past vacations, or that cute boutique you popped into a few weeks ago. All of these insights are now organized by time, city, region or country.