An update to Google Maps is putting an end to the annoying process of searching and re-searching for directions online.

This happens to me all the time: I look up a new place I want to go on Google Maps, search for directions, and walk away from my computer. Hours or days later, when it comes time to actually head out to that new store or restaurant, I have to search again for the place and remember which route I wanted to take. Not exactly the hardiest task, but it’s inconvenient. Google is taking care of this behavior with its update, which it announced today on its Lat Long Blog.

The update saves your most recent directions in the My Places tab. The tab also houses locations you’ve checked into or starred. You can access your directions across all the computers logged onto your Google account. The update is meant for places you may need to reference repeatedly or places you are planning to go to, such as a hotel or a new restaurant.

Maps will also save all the details you customized, for instance, if you’ve changed the route or chosen a specific mode of transportation.

The update is a small one, but it saves a bit of time and handles an insignificant, but often daily frustration we all encounter.

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