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Ken in Regina
When I clicked that compressed link you showed, Chrome opened a new page, took me to Bing maps and displayed your multipoint route. That was on my Surface Pro 4. What were you expecting?

By the way, it's the HERE WeGo app in Android that creates an email with a compressed link like you showed above, not Windows Maps. Windows Maps still creates the two links as described previously and below.

Sharing appears to have become much easier in the Windows Maps app. I just tried it and there's a Plus and a big Minus.

The Plus is that there's now a very visible Share selection on the Directions screen, right beside the Print selection.

The Minus is that it doesn't send a multipoint route, just the start and destination points.

When I select Email for the share, the email still contains the two links at the end that I mentioned before; one to launch the Windows Maps app and the other to open it in Bing Maps. This time both of them worked as expected. Chrome opened Bing Maps instead of intercepting and sending to Google Maps as I reported before.

As I just mentioned in the Minus above, when I tried both links the resulting route was simply the start and destination, no in-between points to match the original multipoint route I created and shared in Windows Maps.

...ken...
GoneNomad
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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
When I clicked that compressed link you showed, Chrome opened a new page, took me to Bing maps and displayed your multipoint route. That was on my Surface Pro 4. What were you expecting?
What I was trying to find is a way into Win10Maps for navigation, which I thought was what you described previously:

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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
Saving is really easy but not obvious....
View location in Windows Maps AND View location in Bing Maps
...They actually load the complete route!!

So, if the recipient has Maps and pokes the button to view in Maps they will end up in Maps with exactly what you saw when you poked the "Share" button. Not only will the selected route show up. If there were, say, three routing options offered, those three options will be displayed.

...ken...
From what you said above (considering this thread is about Route Planning Windows 10 App)
I thought you found a way to get a trip planned on bing.com/maps into the Win10Maps app.

Sure, the url opens into any browser on a Win10 device, but once there how do I get to the Win10Maps app for navigation?

So far I find no way to do that.


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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
By the way, it's the HERE WeGo app in Android that creates an email with a compressed link like you showed above, not Windows Maps. Windows Maps still creates the two links as described previously and below.
I have no idea about that. I was testing only bing.com/maps & the Win10Maps app, the former of which generated that short url, like this:

Ken in Regina
Sorry, I misunderstood which way you were trying to share. I confess to being baffled now. I went to Bing Maps, created a simple three point route, and then tried to share it as you did. I right-clicked everywhere on the screen and was unable to get the dialog you show with the Share option in it.
It's much simpler, however. There are a number of selections to the right of the search box on that screen, starting with "Directions" and "Traffic". A little further to the right is "Share" which brings up the same Share screen window you show above.

And yes, it's the one that produces the compressed link that onlyn takes you to Bing Maps rather than actually sharing the route more generically.

Now I understand. Sorry that I don't know

Ooops, I found it, but not by right-clicking. If you look at the top right of the Directions window, just to the left of the X for closing the window you'll see a "More" menu (eg. three dots). Click the three dots and you'll get the same selections you show above.

...ken...
GoneNomad
Yep, the three dots mark the spot that invokes the same "Share" function as the "Share" button at the top right.

I guess the problem remains: a route can be planned on bing.com/maps but there seems to be no direct way to get it into Win10Maps for navigation, i.e.: the way google.com/maps & the GoogleMaps app work so easily together...

...speaking of which, I just found a problem with that too, and will post the details in the appropriate thread. The gist is that the GoogleMaps app ignores any "via points" manually added (by dragging the route on google.com/maps) to reshape the route.

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