announced the first integration of Maps into Google Plus. Users of Google Maps can now easily share maps or directions as Google Plus "+snippets." By clicking "Share..." in the now ubiquitous black Google menu bar, users can now post Google Maps into their Plus-buddies' streams.Google just
Last month, Google rolled out +snippets to help users and publishers share outside Web pages to Google Plus using the +1 button. But +snippets have also become the primary way other Google services are integrated into Plus. Maps now joins Google's Books, Offers and product searches as the major Google services with +snippet integration.
If you're planning a trip with friends, you can share maps with saved directions as a +snippet. You can also share individual places or location search results. The +snippet displays a thumbnail of the map, a title and a description, and it allows the user to add a comment and share with circles or individuals just like a normal Plus post.
Last month, Google added its internal g.co URL shortener as a feature of Google Maps, making it easier to share maps with anyone on or off Google Plus. Any Google Map can now be shared with a tiny shortlink from g.co, which always indicates a link to a Google.com property.
Have you shared stuff to Google Plus using +snippets?