The latest Google Maps v4.8.0 brings users the ability to share places directly to Facebook and Messenger. It also brings about a few changes to the UI and a few bug fixes.
All you have to do is open up Google Maps on your iOS device; be it your iPhone or iPad, drop a pin and then choose to share it to an app of your desire which now includes Facebook and Messenger (Facebook) after the update.
Transit directions have been redesigned and improved to give you a better experience in the cities as it gives more route choice and real-time arrival information when available. Google has also introduced an image gallery to help you understand a place better through a grid view. So users can easily cross reference new places to find out where exactly they need to be going and what to expect when they reach there.