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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 features

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

In fact, you can long press on the Google Maps app for quick access to multiple tricks.

This is thanks to an Apple feature called Quick Actions, and it works from the home screen.

Just long press an app icon to unlock a hidden menu.

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

And one of them is Google Maps.

The bottom three long-press options are standard Apple plans.

You can edit the home screen position, share the app, or remove it entirely.

But the first three are specific to Google Maps.

The top one is a quick shortcut to your saved places.

So if you are on vacation and have marked many useful places, you can quickly navigate to this collection.

You can also use a shortcut to get to your posts, which is handy if you’re a regular Google Maps contributor.

Finally, there is the very useful Send My Location.

This is a quick way to 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.

If you are an iPhone user, you should try to find out what other apps have Quick Actions.

You might find that the secret menu hides some clever features for your favorite apps.

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