I just found out the following while I was trying to plot a more scenic route just minutes ago (mind blown!):
- I plotted a route in Chrome (PC) with waypoints
(I did click the 'Share or Embed map' link hidden under the cog icon in the down right corner - but this isn't even necessary I think)
- I opened my Chrome browser's history on Android and chose the most recent Google maps url I visited (you could also just bookmark it, or copy paste via eg. email or eg. Pushbullet app)
- I chose 'Open with Maps' upon selecting the link and somehow magically the route WITH WAYPOINTS shows up, ready to click 'Start navigation'
Woohoo, welcome scenic route in Mobile Maps navigation!
Details about my 'setup':
- I'm running Fedora Linux (21) on laptop with Chrome latest beta: Version 42.0.2311.82 beta (64-bit) - for all I know, this should work no matter what OS as long as you have an updated Chrome version, beta or not
- I'm using the latest Maps UI in Chrome
- I have Lollipop on my Sony Xperia Z2 (alltough keeping Maps up to date should be sufficient)
- I have my history synced (obviously)
Below are the links with and without waypoints:
Default suggested route: Lijnwaadstraat to Brusselsesteenweg (Belgium)
Route with waypoints: Scenic version of the above ;-)
Can anyone confirm this is actually happening and not a figment of my imagination? ;-) - Google product forums confirmed this works (see last edit below)
Open the links above (they are safe, real Google Maps links from google.be) with your Android, chose 'Open with Maps' if asked. The first one should take you there in about 17 minutes over mostly (sub)highways, the second one should take around 34 minutes and be completely different.
Sorry for stumbling upon this 3 year old question.. I'm happily plotting more scenic routes and bookmarking them ;-)
- edit -
This link on Google product forums contains a lot more information on this and I still need to confirm what will happen if I deviate from my custom route, triggering Maps Navigation into recalculation. Will it recalculate to my next waypoint or straight to the destination (hence losing any further waypoints ahead)? I just need to test this, tomorrow ;-)