Google has announced a new feature that lets users to track and share locations on Google Maps. Maps now lets you create custom lists of places of interest, and share them as links through email, instant messenger clients or social networks. If someone shares a list with you, you can follow that list, and that gets added to your Google Maps app for easy access at any future point of time.
To use the feature, users only have to search for a location, tap on it, select save, and give a name to the list. Google suggests that the feature be used for making bucket lists, or keeping track of local Wi-Fi hotspots. The places saved to list will always show up as icons on the map, so that users are alerted any time they are in close proximity to one of the places in their saved lists.