The oldest round the world… or not.
Although Google Maps hides countless tricks, there is one in particular that goes unnoticed by the majority of users: one-finger zoom.
It is a little-known gesture and one that greatly facilitates interaction with the Google application, since it allows us to move more quickly through the maps without having to zoom in or zoom out the map with the usual pinch gesture with the thumb and the index. The hack has been available since 2013 and works on both Android and iOS.
Google Maps: how to zoom with one finger
To zoom in Google Maps with one finger, you only have to double tap the screen, yes, you will have to keep your finger pressed on the second key. With your finger on the screen, flick up or down depending on whether you want to zoom in or zoom out.
Swiping up after that second tap will see the zoom out, while swiping down will zoom in. Also, depending on how fast you move your finger, the zoom will have more or less depth. In this way, if you want to adjust the zoom more precisely, you will only have to slide your finger smaller by little, while if you want to zoom out, you will have to make a quick movement.
Everyone Should Try This Google Maps Trick
Below these lines you have a small video where you can see the effect. As you can see, there isn’t much mystery.
In short, it is a very simple gesture that can be very useful for us to manage Google Maps with greater agility, moving around the map with just one of our fingers.
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