Google has just added a handy feature in its Maps app, that will help users remember where they parked their car. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot.
With iOS 10, Apple Maps had already introduced this feature which lets you remember your parking when you disconnect your iPhone from Bluetooth or CarPlay. But Google Maps is adding this feature now.
Google, although, had already introduced its own proactive parking saving feature via Google Now, but it had worked by tapping into your phone’s sensors and making a determination that you had most likely parked at a given spot.
The new feature in Google Maps requires a manual entry and you can add notes about where you parked, and this is actually a bit of an advantage over the guessing done by Google Now, because it allows you to input more information about your spot.
Google didn’t make any announcement about the parking feature, perhaps because it has not yet made its way to iOS.