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Google Maps: Motion Tracking Tips

There is no doubt that Google Maps is one of the most widely used services on mobile devices. It really changed life for the better, and getting lost in a new city or unfamiliar neighborhood just got a lot harder (unless your smartphone battery runs out).

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The evolution of the app has brought more and more touchscreen adaptive motion control functions, and if almost all of us already know, for example, pinch-to-zoom (two fingers zooming in or out to adjust the zoom), there is a series of relatively unknown touch-enabled functions. We have prepared a list for you.

One-finger zoom

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Do you have a busy hand and want to zoom in to find that downtown store? Just then double-click on the screen, hold your finger after the second touch and move it up if you want to zoom in, or down if you want to zoom out.

Tilting the map with one hand

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Want to tilt the map to see your route more easily? Just touch the screen with two fingers and move them down, choosing the best viewing angle to program your path. To get the map back to normal, just slide your fingers up again.

The best known gestures

Move on map

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Just simply slide your finger in the desired direction.

Make the map rotate

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Put two fingers on the canvas and rotate them as if drawing a circle.

And the functions don't end here. If you enter the app and click on "Settings> Tutorials & Help> Gestures", you will be able to see more motion control options.

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Know another tip related to motion tracking in Google Maps? Tell us in the comments section!

. (tagsToTranslate) Google Maps (t) Touch Control (t) Zoom (t) Rotate (t) Tilt Screen