Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Preview Google Maps Links in Gmail [Gmail Labs]


Preview Google Maps Links in GmailJust out of the Gmail Labs is a Google Maps preview function, which appends a miniature map—with full scaling, zoom, and other Maps features—to the bottom of any message containing a Maps link.

As always, you can enable the feature by heading to your Settings in Gmail and heading to the Labs section, where you'll find "Google Maps previews in mail" available to enable. The feature only works with U.S. addresses at the moment, but international support is being developed. By the same token, Buzz social network users get the same kind of instant preview of Maps links when posting their updates or viewing others'.