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Google Maps gets a new design for highlighting relevant information to users

Google Maps gets a new design for highlighting relevant information to users

I look at and use Google Maps most days, but the popular app now looks very different, following a significant design and layout update. For instance, when in Transit mode, as determined by the bottom bar, train stations and bus stops will be more prominent. For example, gas stations in the navigation view. Over the years, the team at Google has improved on various aspects of the mapping service, adding features such as offline maps and real-time location sharing.

To achieve this, Google Map is refreshing its color scheme and icon system to quickly identify points of interest.

Google announced in an update that its Maps platform underwent a partial redesign that aims to make it quicker and easier for users to find places depending on their usage.

Google Maps comes with a unique colourful icon for cafe, church, museum and other commonly recognised places. Each place will have a designated color and icon: orange for food and drink, for example, green for outdoor venues, and purple for services like banks and hotels.

The company outlined, these changes will be reflected into websites, apps, and products that have been built by other companies with the help of Google Maps APIs.

All Google devices that use Maps will be getting the update "over the next few weeks", including the Assistant, search, Google Earth, and Android Auto.