Google Maps on iOS is getting a significant replace, together with the long-requested darkish mode for these events when customers are driving or navigating in decrease gentle circumstances.
Google says the replace – which additionally consists of reside house display screen widgets and a mini app for iMessage – will help customers experiencing display screen fatigue. The corporate says going to the ‘darkish facet’ may also save on battery life.
It’s coming inside the subsequent few weeks to all customers, so you could not see it instantly. Google says it’ll be accessible inside the app’s Settings menu. Simply head to darkish mode and choose “On”.
The addition of a darkish mode will probably be a welcome one for Google Maps loyalists on enemy territory. Apple has had a darkish mode model of Maps for a few years now, tempting some customers away from the traditional navigation app.
Elsewhere, Google is lastly serving up some house display screen widgets for the iOS app, enabling customers to rapidly entry key performance with out delving into the app itself. The corporate says it’s going to guarantee customers can discover the data they want, quicker.
In a weblog put up, Google writes: “One in all Google Maps’ strongest options is the flexibility to see reside visitors circumstances in an space. With the brand new close by visitors widget, now you can entry this info in your present location proper from your private home display screen. So if you happen to’re about to depart house, work, college, or another place, you’ll know at a look precisely what visitors is like, and might plan accordingly.
“Heading to one in all your common spots? With the brand new Google Maps search widget, you may seek for your favorite locations or navigate to frequent locations with only a fast faucet.”
Lastly, Google is including one other long-requested characteristic; the flexibility to share reside places inside iMessage. All customers might want to do is to faucet Google Maps from inside the app drawer in iMessage. Tapping “cease” on the thumbnail will finish the placement sharing.