Google Completely Revamps My Maps for Android Users

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Google’s My Maps, which lets users keep track of important routes and places, has been updated to version 2.0 after a gap of two years. Google has completely given a face-lift to the app by introducing a new Material Design user interface along with a slew of other features.

My Maps, launched in 2007, enables users to create their own customized maps through Google Maps data and allows them to drop pins anywhere, add descriptions and many more features. The app last received an update back in 2014, and the long gap led users to believe that Google was scrapping it. However, Google decided to rework the app from the ground level and has come up with the new version. My Maps is entirely different from Google Maps as it help users make a map of places to go and send it as a virtual tour to anyone over the web.

The updated version offers a new look and feel to the app and enables users to view photos and videos added on web. Furthermore, users can now explore images from the Street View app which aids them in creating custom maps. The app gives users the option to switch between different basemaps like standard, satellite or terrain with directions to the saved places through Google Maps. Version 2.0 also comes with a tutorial that provides users with a short overview of the new features they can explore. My Maps is now available to download from the Google Play Store for free.