Google Maps now lets you send directions to your iPhone from desktop search

If you're planning a trip in the near future, Google Maps got a nice update that's sure to come in handy. Users can now send directions from their desktop browser straight to their iPhone.

The way it works is fairly simple, but you'll need to do a couple of things to get set up. After you grab the update, head into the settings menu for Google Maps and enable notifications sent from desktop maps. After that's taken care of, you can simply head to Google Search on your browser and type "send directions to my phone," at which point you can enter your destination and, well, send the directions to your phone. It's important to note that you must be signed-in to the same Google account on both your phone and the desktop browser.

Aside from sending directions to your phone, the update enables users to add and edit hours for businesses and view your reviews. Overall, it's a pretty nifty update that brings Google Maps for iPhone up to par with its Android counterpart.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster