cards is one of the most important Google apps for which there are few alternatives. In addition, Google is constantly updating this application to provide it with new, extremely practical features such as: B. the ability to search for the best routes to save energy or even the ability to know when public transport is least crowded. On the other hand, the design of Google Maps has not changed much in recent years.

However, according to an article published by our colleagues at 9to5Google, the company is currently preparing aesthetic changes that will affect the main functions of the application. In this new interface, when the user presses a location on the map, the map for that location appears in the form of a map with a share and close button in the top right.

Design Google Maps
Source: 9to5Google

And when searching for a route, Google Maps would no longer hide the map with a full-screen page.

A facelift for Google Maps

Essentially, Google seems to want to give the Google Maps interface a more modern touch, while making it less saturated and more user-friendly. However, it remains to be seen whether these changes will be unanimous, as users are already very used to the current interface.

Currently, Google has not made an official announcement about this design change. 9to5Google reports that the new interface appeared for a user of version 11.113.x of the Google Maps application for Android. And at the moment it is not a large-scale operation.

Otherwise, it should also be borne in mind that Google is in the process of strengthening Google Maps with generative artificial intelligence. The company is in the United States check a new chatbot similar to Bard that integrates with Google Maps and allows you to get recommendations for places to visit by explaining your preferences via text prompts.

  • According to the website 9to5Google, Google Maps is preparing an aesthetic update of its essential functions: place cards and directions
  • Essentially, Google would make the Google Maps interface more modern and user-friendly
  • However, it is possible that these changes will not be to the liking of users who are used to the old interface
  • Currently, Google has not officially announced these changes and there is no large-scale rollout yet

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