How to send someone directions using Maps on Windows 10

The Maps app on Windows 10 is a pretty handy thing to have around. Long gone are the days where you'd have to crack open a web browser to use a routing service. The Maps app is also great for quickly sending other people directions, to.

And it's really easy to do. Here's a quick beginners guide to show you what you need to know.

1. Open the "Maps" application on your PC or tablet.

2. Click on "Directions in the left hand pane.

Maps on Windows 10

3. Do the route planning based on your start and end points first.

Maps on Windows 10

4. Once you have your route, beneath the estimated time you'll see the regular Windows 10 share icon (three small circles connected by lines).

Maps on Windows 10

5. Click on "Share."

6. The Windows 10 Share pane will open on the right hand side. Choose your desired method, such as email.

Maps on Windows 10

This method allows you to use the Mail app, social apps like Twitter or even OneNote to share directions with other people. They'll not need the Maps app to use them as they'll get a full digital printout to read and hopefully navigate from!

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Richard Devine
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