New beta update for Google Maps adds new features

Must Read

Sanju Samson to replace Shikhar Dhawan in T20 series against WI

Sanju Samson will replace injured Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in the T20s series against West Indies starting from next...

Supreme Court lashes out on Centre & Delhi govts for Rising Pollution

The Apex Court of the Country, the Supreme Court on Monday lashed the Central and State Government for their...

Harbhajan Singh wishes BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly to change Selection Panel

The Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday urged Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket...

Last week at the Google I/O 2018 developers conference the tech giant Google unveiled its plans to update Google Maps. Now it looks like some exciting new features have made it into the test versions of the app. However, these new features are currently available for a select group of users only. The new beta version for the app named as v9.78 is now beginning to roll to the beta channel. The new beta updates will bring few visual tweaks and some cool new features. One of the main features is the custom lists that will show the places that the user have visited.

Whats new in the beta updates for Google Maps:

The new update now includes a progress bar in the header. It will show users how many destinations on that particular list have been visited by them. Further going down the list there will be markers showing when the user last visited all of those places. The new update also makes some visual tweaks to the settings screens of the app. Now the divider lines from the settings screen have mostly been removed. However, these lines are still available on many other screens throughout the app. Now there is also a big indent next to each item, which will look like a perfect amount of space for an icon. However, no icon has been added for any item.

Most importantly the new design seems to be removing the full-screen location information page. This page appears when a user swipes up for more details after tapping on a business. Instead of that now a smaller card is revealed, that takes roughly one-third of the screen. Now the pictures of the selected location appear on the top half of the new card, while the bottom half will feature the practical directions and contact details that a user may need.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Riot launches a Riot Forge to help third party developers create more games for League of Legends Universe

League of Legends completed 10 years this October. The game was launched in 2009 by Riot games. League of...

CM Yogi Adityanath: Unnao Case Will Be Fast-Tracked

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the death of Unnao rape victim and assured the case will be tried in a...

Student exam boycott gets support from JNU Teachers’ Association

Following Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) boycott of the end-semester exams scheduled from December 12 on Wednesday, to protest against the hostel fee...

Bigg Boss 13 episode 48, written update, December 6: Rashami gets hurt during the task

The recent episode of Bigg Boss 13 begins with Asim confessing his love Himanshi. Asim genuinely loves Himanshi, but he knows that she's committed...

Delhi schools to impart education on Menstrual Hygiene: Delhi Government to HC

A period is considered a 'Taboo' in the country where girls are prevented from going to the school and behaved differently. To tackle such...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This