Enable Bubble Buttons in Google Maps for Android

Bubble Buttons is a new Labs feature in Google Maps for Android. In this short CNET How To video, we show you how to enable it, and what exactly the new feature does.

Google Maps recently updated and brought with it a new Labs feature called Bubble Buttons. The above video walks you through how to enable the new feature, as well as what exactly Bubble Buttons means for you.

If you aren't the video-watching kind, follow the steps below to enable Bubble Buttons for yourself. Before you do, though, make sure to check the Market to make sure you are running the latest version Google Maps.

  • Launch Google Maps
  • Press the Menu button
  • Select More
  • Select Labs
  • Scroll down to Bubble Buttons, tap to enable 

Now when you tap on a venue's pin in Google Maps, you will be able to directly call or launch Google Maps Navigation without having to view multiple screens first.

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