Zoom In And Out On Google Maps With This One-Handed Shortcut

iOS/Android: You can pinch to zoom in and out on Google Maps, but there's another intuitive shortcut that's better suited for one-hand use. All you need to do is double tap on the screen, then drag your finger up or down.

Google will zoom in and out on the map as if you were pinching, but it's much easier to pull off with one hand. This works on both iOS and Android. Check out the video above for a quick demo.

Google Maps One-Hand Zoom on iPhone [Carl Sednaoui via Hacker News]


    grasp it firmly at the base.. and up and down, up and down... highschool biology classes coming back to me.

    Wow, I haven't seen the double-tap-drag since WIndows Mobile! I'm glad it's back though, I always thought it was easier to use than pinching.

    btw I just confirmed that this works with Google Maps for webOS. Not that we need it seeing as we have zoom buttons, but it's still cool :)

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