Google “Send To Your Phone” Comes To Local Knowledge Graph Search Box

Google maps logo We’ve reported on this  upcoming feature before, but it has now finally arrived!  Google has added the “Send to your phone” feature directly to the Google search results.  Previously, this feature was found on just the Google Maps interface.

In a number of cases, I found that if you search for a location in Google web search, such as [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Olive Garden], Google will display a local Knowledge Graph box on the right-hand side of the search results.  You’ll find in that box, a “Send to your phone” option.  By clicking on it, it will send a push notification to your device with the directions to that location.

Check out the screen shot of the search result that displays the “Send to your phone” feature:

Google send to your phone

When you click on send, here’s what it will look like:

Google send to your phone push


Once you get the push notification on your device, it’ll show up like this (this was on iOS for myself):

Google send to your phone push notification

Clicking on it, you will be taken to the location on Google Maps, where you will you can click on “Get directions.”

In Google’s help document, Google explains that if your device does not show up, then make sure you are signed in to Google Maps with the same account across your computer and mobile devices, and make sure you have obtained the latest version of Maps for mobile.  If you don’t receive any notifications, make sure that your mobile device isn’t having any issues connecting to the device.  Also, make sure your data or WIFI is turned on and you have notifications turned on.  For me personally, I had to turn on the “Sent from desktop maps” on my iPhone option (found in Settings/Notification settings) in order to get Google to send the information to my phone.


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