Google Maps Will Not Drag and Drop to Change Route (reroute)

Sometimes Google Maps will not allow me to drag-and-drop to manually change the route. It just pans the map around, instead of dragging the route from one road to another.

This happens when the written directions are expanded to show the details. To re-enable manual rerouting, get rid of the detailed directions. It won't let you change the route because it is displaying the specific roads and it doesn't want to re-draw that panel.

At the top of the written directions, there will be a (blue) panel which says something like "From to ". At the left side of this panel, will be a left-facing arrow. Click that left-facing arrow to go back to the summary written instructions. This will re-enable drag-and-drop rerouting.