Maybe this sounds familiar: You stroll in 20 minutes after work starts because, surprise, you left your apartment just a liiiittle too late again. Another scenario: Your pals are all waiting for you to meet them for bottomless mimosas and maybe some delicious quinoa cake bruschetta聽(is it brunch yet?!), but you underestimated how much time it would take to arrive and, yep, you鈥檙e tardy for the party. Before your besties kick you out of your weekly brunch or you get another warning from your boss, here鈥檚 an awesome Google Maps trick that will聽ensure you鈥檙e always punctual.

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Google Maps allows you to map out your commute (yes, even for public transit) based on when you鈥檇 like to LEAVE and when you鈥檇 like to ARRIVE. Pretty sweet, huh? And yes, iPhones and Android-users alike can use this hack to stay punctual.

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All you have to do is open your Google Maps app and map directions to your destination. (For this example, we鈥檒l be using public transit.) Tap on the public transit icon, then tap on the blue bar that reads: Arrive at *fill in the blank*.

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This should bring up a screen that allows you to select what time you鈥檇 like to depart. You can also choose when you鈥檇 like to arrive 鈥 say 11am for Sunday brunch.

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Select 鈥淒one鈥 and voil脿! Your friends are going to be so happy with you ;)

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