Ever stuck in a situation where you’re in a public place and want to relieve yourself, but don’t know where or how far the nearest public restroom is? We are glad to inform you that you no longer would have to face such a situation ever again. Google Maps can now help you easily find public restrooms nearest to your current location. Whether you’re out for cafe hopping in your city, have hit the road for a road trip with your friends and family or have put your exploration hats on in search of hidden gems for hanging out around your area, finding a restroom would always be a walkaway. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you find public restrooms near your current location.
Step 1: Open Google Maps from your smartphone device and click on the recentre icon on the bottom right area as highlighted below. This helps to pinpoint your current location on the Google maps (represented by a small solid blue circle on the map).
Step 2: In the search bar, type your query (for example, ‘restrooms near me’).
Step 3: As soon as you hit enter, all the public restrooms around your current location get highlighted on the map. You can click on the pointer of any highlighted restroom to know further details about the same. You can also tap on the View list button in the bottom right corner of the interface to view the complete list of public facilities in your proximity.
Step 4: To know more about any of the washroom facilities, just tap on it in the list. All the details available about that particular public restroom get displayed on the screen, ranging from its exact address and pictures to the ratings and reviews that are given by the users.
Step 5: In order to reach your selected public restroom facility, click on the Directions button and that’s it! Let Google Maps lead your way towards it.
You can filter those restrooms that are currently available by tapping on the Open button. You can also set custom filters to determine your available options at a particular hour of a specific day of the week that you select. Quite handy, isn’t it?
In this way, you can easily find public restrooms near your current location, at any given point in time or even in advance. In case there is any other way for the same, do let us know in the comments section below.
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