Google Maps App Gets Updated: Check Out Its New Features

By Vijaykumar Meti
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Google recently rolled out some important updates to the Maps app. The new update brings some significant changes including UI improvements, map sharing option and much more. With the Maps 9.1 update, Google has focused on its UI by removing unnecessary interface elements like the search bar or quick-launch for directions.

Here are all the new features that have been introduced in the new Google Maps update, have a look.

Simple UI
 

Simple UI

One of the most significant update in the new version is that it comes with simple UI and removes unnecessary elements while using the map view. Just a single tap on the map view will remove unnecessary interface elements like search bar, quick-launch for direction, and tapping the screen will again brings back all hidden fields.

Organized Transit Directions

Organized Transit Directions

The update brings in more organized and redesigned transit directions. The updated Maps app can show more route choices including real-time arrival information, wherever available.

Location Sharing

Location Sharing

Google introduces the ability to share your location on other apps using the Maps latest update. Google officially announced that it is also working on a sharing option for Maps, which will let users share location on Facebook and Facebook Messenger.

Google Photos Integration
 

Google Photos Integration

The new update also brings Google Photos integration, allowing users to edit the captions of geo-tagged photos directly from the Maps app.

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