Google Maps has a new feature to ensure you never forget where you parked your car

Google has introduced a new feature to make sure Android users never forget where they park their cars.

The update, first spotted by Android Police, comes in the form of a new menu option when you open Google Maps and tap on the blue icon that indicates your location. You will now be given the option to “save your parking” which will then place a blue “P” on the spot.

The same option will also give you the opportunity to add notes to your parking icon, as well as include photos if you really want to make sure everything goes smoothly. This feature should be especially handy to travellers that leave their cars parked at airports for long stretches, or for drivers that leave their cars in multi-tiered parking lots.

In addition, the updated parking feature allows you to set a timer on your parking spot, in case the spot is at a meter or has a time limit. This is a thoughtful and welcome feature, and should prove to be extremely useful.

Google Maps users on iOS will likely have to wait a bit longer for the update to make its way onto the App Store, but it is surely on its way.

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