Windows Maps gets the new Collections feature

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

When people go on a long trip, or even in a close-by neighborhood, or any other place they might not know to heart, it’s a good idea to bring along some guidance that can help you not get lost. In the past, people would use maps, but today’s technology allows us to use map apps, which are basically maps and gps services implemented in applications we open on our smartphones.

Users of the Windows Maps application will be pleased to hear that the developer has pushed through a brand new update that gives the app build number 5.1610.2954.0. With this new update, Windows Maps also brings out a new feature called Collections. This feature allows users to save the locations they are interested in, and also organized them under the Collections tab.

When creating a new Collection, you have multiple ways in which you can achieve this. First, you can access a random location, or a location that you are interested in, and creating a Collection from there. On the other hand, if you have already saved a location beforehand, you can access your Saved Places tab and do it from there. Now, the same Saved Places tab will also feature your Collections, on top of saved locations and Favorites. If you want easier access to one of your Collections, you can pin it to your Start Screen and access it immediately.

Windows Maps users will no doubt appreciate the implementation of this organizational tool, which will help them keep their saved locations more organized and easier to find whenever they need it again. The following weeks should bring along availability for more categories, such as Production and Insider.

Users of the app, while liking this new update, hope that more will come in the near future, so that Windows Maps could steadily climb in overall quality and eventually be up to par with higher ranking competitors such as Google Maps, which is one of the market leaders in terms of navigation apps.

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