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Google Map Takes Up a New Look on its 15th Birthday | Navigate your World Faster and Easier

It’s tough to imagine any trip without Google Maps! Since its launch date - 8th February 2005, everyone loved and adapted it easily. And, why not, it has made our life easier and better. 

Since then they’ve pushed their limits! From mapping the world to helping people to explore more things in the world, they have improved and amplified the application’s capabilities. 

Lost somewhere in the new city? Who to look for - Google Maps! It is incredibly impressive and getting better all the time. And, just when we thought there could be no more updates, Google Maps got us all surprised on its 15th birthday!

They quoted, "We’re celebrating our 15th birthday with a new look and product updates based on feedback from you."

Amazing, isn’t it? 

It is getting a fresh look on iOS and Android! Starting from Thursday, 6th February 2020, the newest update gets you everything at your fingertips! It is revamped and has rolled out five easy-to-access tabs and updated the entire UI. The 5 tabs are Explore, Commute, Saved, Contribute, and Updates. 

Here is how the new UI looks like on mobile -

Google Map Takes Up a New Look


Source: Google

What’s new?

  • New google map icon.
  • A simplified home screen that makes it easier to find favorite features, including saved places, reviews, and lists. 
  • Revamped Google account profile! Tap on the profile picture to open up settings, location sharing, timeline and more. 

What do the 5 tabs have in store for you?

  • Explore -
    As the tab names signify, it lets you explore! Yes, explore different places nearby to grab lunch, or to enjoy live music or to play fun arcade games. No need to Google the reviews, you will get complete information on Google Maps. Including ratings, reviews, and more information for about 200 million places around the world. You can find local restaurants, nearby attractions and landmarks all on the map application.
  • Commute -
    This tab remains unchanged! The commute tab is there to ensure that you are on the most efficient route. It gives direction to your desired location, calculates travel time estimates, traffic alerts, and more. So, if you wish to get real-time traffic updates while going anywhere, simply set up your daily commute.
  • Saved -
    According to Google, people have saved more than 6.5 billion places on Google maps. This tab lets you save your locations with a customizable twist! You can customize the list of the saved places according to ‘category’ and ‘shared with others’, for quick access. Furthermore, you can find and organize plans for an upcoming event!
  • Contribute -
    Your contribution helps keep Google maps up-to-date! With the all-new contribute tab, you can add details about the roads and addresses, missing places, reviews and even upload photos. Your contribution will help others to explore and know about new places and with your inputs.
  • Updates -
    This section is all about what’s happening near you! It provides you with a feed of the trending must-see places from local experts and publishers. Plus, it also allows you to interact with the businesses listed on Google Maps directly, so you need not visit them in person.

So, these were the updates! And on top of all this, Google has also revamped the Google Maps icon. It is a red, blue, yellow, and green multi-colored location sign. 

Google Maps Updates

This was all about the latest update! We will get back to you with a new blog soon! Learn digital marketing course in Udaipur at the Orionators School of Learning – India’s first agency-based digital marketing training and learn about the different modules closely!

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