Google Maps is completely renewed: this is the new design of the app

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Google is giving its face a face lift navigation app, Google Maps, on mobile devices, first on Android. The layout of Maps hasn’t changed dramatically in a long time, but the latest version includes very interesting changes to the interfaceespecially dedicated to making finding the place we want to go easier.

Google’s idea seems to be that the experience when using Maps is more intuitive and, above all, cleaner. Recently the application started show weather forecast directly on the map; the navigation screen feels increasingly busy, but with this new look The user interface takes an interesting step towards greater ease of use.

This is the new design of Google Maps for mobile

Currently, as they have been able to verify in 9to5Google, the new design of Google Maps is available in version 11.113.x of the Android application, which has not yet reached all devices. It is currently not available on iOS devices.

One of the most important changes to the Google Maps user interface is found in search for specific places. For example, when tapping on a square, a building, a bridge or any other place, the app currently shows the relevant information on a full screen, which does not allow you to see the map and with some options that, honestly, are a bit hidden .

One of these options is the ability to share this location. Currently, we must scroll through the options above the photos of the place, while in the redesigned version the share button is next to the close button in the upper right corner. It is, without a doubt, a more orderly and intuitive experience.

Maps new design

Left: previous design. Right: new Google Maps design – Images via: 9to5Google.

In general, the new interface avoids the use of the full screenchoosing to display the information in a kind of “tab” that appears at the bottom of the screen, which can be displayed using the up gesture, but will always show at least a little of the map, as context.

It is a cleaner, tidier interface that promises to be more intuitive to use.

Google Maps

When searching for addresses we can access the different means of transportation in this section, this “tab” at the bottom. The address search bar itself has changed, now its interface is much cleaner. In general, that is a description that can be applied to the entire screen of the new Maps, which has displaced as much information as possible at the bottom from the screen.

The new version of Google Maps began to reach the first devices with the Android operating system. It will also be available on iOS, but it looks like it will take a little longer.

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