Google went all out for Google Maps’ 15th birthday last week. The US technology giant not only overhauled the interface of the app, but also redesigned its icon too. Although the colossal change started to roll-out to users last week, it’s now finally available worldwide on Android and iOS.
If you haven’t seen the new Google Maps logo, instead of showing a G sign, with a street and a pin, it now shows a single pin with the typical Google shades of green, yellow, blue and red. On iOS, the app has a sparse white background – a trend we’re seeing more and more from the Silicon Valley giants.
If you don’t see the new Google Maps logo on your home screen, it’s probably worth heading into the App Store or Play Store and seeing if the update can be downloaded manually.
Apart from a new logo, what’s new in the latest edition of Google Maps? Well, first and foremost Google has revamped the tabs displayed at the bottom of the app. Now you’ll see Explore, Commute, Saved, Contribute and Updates. Here’s a brief overview of each:
• Explore: Looking for a place nearby to grab lunch,