Google updates My Maps for Android with new UI

My Maps

If you’re a regular user of Google’s custom mapping platform, My Maps, you may be glad to learn that the application has today received a fairly interesting update in the Play Store. The upgrade injects a new “look and feel” to the service, together with a new imagery feature, which enables you to view all of your map points using Street View — so you can now take a look at your destinations on the ground without having to open up Google Maps.

This latest release also makes it possible for you to add images to your cloud-based gallery from your smartphone, which is perfect for mapping routes on-the-go as you no longer have to wait until you return home to add content to the route-planning tool.

The full changelog can be seen below:

  • Experience the new look and feel
  • Get started with our welcome guide for new users
  • Work faster with improved performance
  • View photos and videos added on web
  • Get directions to saved points
  • Explore Street View imagery for many places

To install the update on your smartphone or tablet, open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of your display, select ‘My Apps’, click on ’My Maps’, then tap the ‘Update’ button. Alternatively, you can hit the download link below to initiate the upgrade from your computer.

Play Store Download Link

 


About the Author: Josh Levenson

Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.