GMail And Buzz Add Preview Feature For Google Maps

Filed as News on June 8, 2010 1:58 pm

Google Maps Preview for Gmail and Google Buzz

Google today unveiled a new Google Maps preview feature for their popular Gmail email client and their newly minted Google Buzz service.

The new service allows users to paste a Google Maps link into their messages, at which point a preview of the location on Google Maps is shown.

The feature isn’t enabled on it’s own for Gmail, to turn it on simply log into your Gmail account and navigate to the Gmail Labs sections, then under “Settings” enable the “Google Maps Previews in Mail.” Google Buzz users simply paste the URL into your Google Buzz box and you’ll automatically see the preview.

Currently only U.S. addresses can be previewed, although Google claims to be working on an international option at this time. For those of you looking for a bit of extra use, the maps are interactive just like your standard Google Maps option.

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