How To Send Google Maps Directions As A Link In An Email


Have you ever had a need to send driving directions to someone in an email but wish you could just send a link instead of copying and pasting the entire directions and images in an email?

Well if you use Google Maps for all your driving direction needs, you now have two options to send just the link in an email very easily.

Say you wanted to send directions to your friend who is visiting New York City and they want to go to the Statue Of Liberty after first visiting the Empire State Building.

After entering the two locations in Google Maps you will have the directions available. Just above the map you will see three links: Print , Send , and  Link .

If you want to quickly email the link via Google Maps, click on the Send link and enter the To and From email addresses. If you want, you can also add more information in the Message box before sending. When finished, click the Send button to send the message.

If you just want to copy the link to the directions and map, click on the Link link and in the pop up window, click once in the top field to highlight the text and copy (by right clicking and select copy).

Now using your email program, you can just paste the link in the message and send it.

Using these two otions to send directions in an email will save you a lot of time while keeping your message sizes much smaller by not needing to send the entire directions with images via email anymore.

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February 8, 2010

Stacy G @ 12:13 pm #

Google took away this feature and its very upsetting. I'm not always online and sometimes I just want to get the directions in my email and look at that downloaded email as I go on my trip. Not everwhere has internet!

September 15, 2010

Suresh @ 3:21 am #

Thanks for u r info !

February 10, 2011

bryan gallardo @ 9:04 pm #

an you please pu5t more detail in San luis de la loma guerrero mexico

May 5, 2011

Ryan @ 11:26 pm #

Would be nice if the link was not so long lol

December 17, 2011

jeff @ 12:28 pm #

Yeah, thanks Google for taking this feature away. I now exclusively use Mapquest. Goodbye!

December 25, 2011

John Christopher @ 8:32 pm #

The option to send via email isn't gone, just well hidden.

If you click on the link icon it has a "Send" link under the link section, where you can choose to send to an email address.

April 14, 2012

Rana @ 11:47 am #

@John Christopher: ُThank you John :D , every few months i look for it then ignore ;)

January 22, 2013

Janis Anton @ 1:53 pm #

When you show BART stations on map, could you also show commercial landmarks around it? When I come out of the dark bowels of a BART station I need some orientation so I can walk in the right direction to my intersection without going a block, to get oriented. Adding photos and/or lists of nearby stores/atm is marginally helpful but the immediate buildings at the intersection near transit stations is the essential way to "navigate".
Also a north arrow, as archaic as you may find it is a wildly wildly helpful element on maps as is a legend, ie marking what a blue line is (bus? muni?) .
Please don't let your massive amounts of information bits blur your ability to communicate.
thank you.
janis anton

May 2, 2013

John Barr @ 1:09 am #

On you can get a short link to a Google map and add a custom note to your map. Here I made a quick link map to Washington D.C.

If you move the map location, edit the custom note, change the red plot line on the map, or zoom the map in or out, the map tool gives you another quick link for your new map, like this map of the White House I made from the D.C. map:

May 30, 2013

Sani @ 9:37 am #

How do you do this from a phone. I see no such link

May 31, 2013

Andy @ 10:17 am #

How do you do this on the new Google maps just released?

June 3, 2013

Kimberlie Hasper @ 4:02 am #

MapQuest provides some extent of street-level detail and/or driving directions for a variety of countries. Users can check if their country is available via a pull down menu on the MapQuest home page. A MapQuest-branded Yellow Pages service is provided by AOL. Other services include a world atlas and MapQuest Mobile. MapQuest Mobile is a service providing maps and driving directions to any Web-enabled mobile phone or personal digital assistant.`*`-

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June 5, 2013

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