Google Maps has a HIDDEN menu that unlocks three amazing tricks


YOUR Google Maps app is actually a secret iPhone button – with a hidden menu inside.

If you always tap the app to open it, you’ve probably missed some clever features.


Use this hidden menu to instantly access some of the best Google Maps featuresCredit: Apple / The Sun

In fact, you can long-press on the Google Maps app to gain quick access to several tricks.

It’s thanks to an Apple feature called Quick Actions, and works from the Home Screen.

Simply long press on an app icon to unlock a hidden menu.

It might not work for all apps, but many support this feature.

And one of them is Google Maps.

The bottom three options on a long-press are standard Apple fare.

They’ll let you edit its position on the Home Screen, share the app or remove it entirely.

But the top three are specific to Google Maps.

The top one is a quick shortcut to your Saved locations.

So if you’re on holiday and you’ve marked a load of useful places, you can quickly navigate to that collection.

You can also use a shortcut to take you to Your Contributions, which is handy if you’re a regular Google Maps contributor.

And finally, there’s the very useful Send My Location.

This allows you to quickly share your current location with a friend or family member.

It can be useful, but it could also come in handy in an emergency situation.

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If you’re an iPhone user, you should try to work out which other apps have Quick Actions.

You might find that there are some clever features hidden inside the secret menu for your favourite apps.

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