Press and hold the starting point and tap "Measure distance"
Open the Google Maps app. Touch and hold where you want to start measuring distance. Swipe up on the "Dropped pin" menu, then tap "Measure distance".▲Touch and hold the measuring point. Swipe up "Dropped pin". Tap "Measure distance".
Tap "Measure Distance" to see a dotted line on the map. Swipe the screen so that the tip of this dotted line reaches the destination. The linear distance from the measurement point to the destination is displayed at the bottom of the screen.▲If the point of the dotted line is aligned with the destination, the linear distance is displayed.
If the route from the measuring point to the destination is not a straight line, tap + or "Add Point" at the place where you want to bend. Then swipe the screen again, and tap + each time you turn to measure the distance from the point you're measuring to your destination.▲Tap + or "Add Point" at the place you want to turn (left). Distance to the destination is measured (right)
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