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On the desktop version of Google Maps, I can add multiple destinations, or drag the route created to include a specific spot that is not on the original route. Is there a way to do this on the Android version of Maps, short of navigating to the first spot, and then entering the final destination once that's reached?

I'm running Maps version 5.11.0

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A decent workaround, as suggested on droidforums.net: add your destination/route to My Maps via a PC. From your phone, select Layers > My Maps from the Google Maps App. –  gary Oct 29 '11 at 1:36
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I can bring the map up with the route showing, but I don't see how to get it to navigate using that route. When I select Navigation, it asks me to choose a destination and re-calculates the route. –  TomG Oct 29 '11 at 2:44

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  1. On Google Maps, create your trip including all waypoints.
  2. Save that map to "My Maps" within Google Maps.
  3. On the Android device, go to Maps, layers, more layers and then choose "My Maps"
  4. Select the map you want, it will come into maps on your Android device with each waypoint available.
  5. You can choose each waypoint individually and you will get the blue arrow over it which will kick off Google Navigation.

Not the best solution (e.g. Google having programmed it as a feature), but at least one can completely plan a trip with Google Maps and then port the entire thing over to the Android device and navigate with it.

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Note for posterity: the newer version of Google Maps on the web doesn't allow for the creation of custom maps. –  David L Feb 22 at 19:36

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