Google Maps could be getting this game changing feature, A new ‘dock to bottom’ option for Google Maps looks very promising!
Google Maps is an incredibly useful tool, especially if you are trying to discover an area that you are not familiar with. But going back and forth between different places is not ideal, which is why this new “dock to bottom” feature seems so appealing.
At first glance, this is an experimental feature spotted by the Search Engine Roundtable (via Android Police), which allows desktop users to save locations to a dock at the bottom of a map. This way, it is easier to switch between the locations you are viewing.
The feature works by offering a “Dock to bottom” button on a company profile, and clicking on it will pin that profile to the bottom of the screen. In this way:
The functionality appears to be incredibly limited at the moment, so don’t expect to find it on Google Maps just yet. Some people have even reported that they saw the feature and were unable to replicate it later.
There is no guarantee that this feature will ever see the light of day. Google is known for removing features in the experimental stage, and the fact that some people can’t replicate it is not a good sign.
Still, it’s the kind of thing we’d love to see happen on Google Maps and it should make comparing locations easier than ever. Especially on mobile devices, where you can’t afford to open different tabs. Only time will tell.