The Google Maps app has a number of features that are used on a daily basis, but many are unaware of the fact that there are some more features that can provide useful information. One of them is the option of searching public toilets in the location where you are.
This Google Maps feature is very useful when traveling to another country or staying in some other city in your own country. In situations when you travel for tourism or business, public toilets can be found very easily through the app, just like for some time now you got accustomed to having the opportunity to locate some other facilities like the nearest restaurants, gas stations, casinos, etc.
The Search Method in Google Maps Varies From Device to Device
The way of searching in Google Maps slightly differs when using a smartphone compared to using a computer.
On a computer that has Windows, macOS, or Linux operating system, but also if you use a Chromebook, you need to open a web browser and go to the Google Maps website. When the page opens, type “restrooms near me” in the search bar and hit “Enter”. Below the search bar on the left, a list of public toilets available on the site will be created, and on the right, they will be marked with red markings.
A much more common situation is that you want to find public toilets when you walk down the street or are in a certain location. In that case, you use the Google Maps application on smartphones, and searching for public toilets works somewhat similarly as on a computer, regardless of whether you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. You need to open the Google Maps application and click on the “Your location” white button in the lower right corner. This way the app focuses on your current location. Then at the top of the screen in the search bar type “restrooms near me” and press “Enter”. A list of available public toilets will appear below the Google map, and in order to be able to see them on it, it is necessary to click on the “View map” button in the lower right corner. With this, all public toilets nearby will be highlighted on the map with red markings. More detailed information about them such as reviews or instructions on the exact distance can be found in the list that appears below the map.
Data From Bike-Sharing Stations Has Also Been Uploaded
In addition to data on public restrooms, Google Maps also includes information on bike-sharing stations. Currently, this new feature is only available in 24 places, most of which are in Europe. This feature was only available in New York City at first, but Google has now expanded it to a total of 24 locations and plans to continue expanding the base.
Users will be able to find the closest bike station using this feature. Aside from that, users will be able to see how many bikes are available at each given station in real-time. These two capabilities are accessible in both iOS and Android versions of Google Maps.