Google Maps' major redesign is now rolling out to all users
Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.
You'll know you've received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you'll be placed on a completely rethought Explore tab. There are quick buttons for finding restaurants, events, and more, and swiping up will showcase even more tools for finding exactly what you're in the mood for.
The Foodie List is one of the first things you'll see and it highlights top restaurants to check out. If you want to try visiting all of the ones that are there, Maps will keep track of the places you visit so you can check them off one-by-one.
As you scroll through the Explore tab, you'll also see what's currently trending, upcoming events, and can filter everything by today, tomorrow, etc.
If you tap on the new For You tab, you'll see recommended restaurants to check out, get updated on newly opened businesses, be alerted of upcoming events, and more for your home, work, and a town/city you frequently visit.
Last but not least, restaurants/bars now show a rating out of 100 showing how likely Google thinks you'll like a place based on your preferences and past reviews.
All of this should be live in Google Maps right now, but if it's not showing up for you, tap that button below to make sure you've got the latest update.
Download: Google Maps (free) (opens in new tab)
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
I have the new maps and it is so awesome! Being able to enter in commute details and have all the information about that commute available when you need is nice. And the there "for you" section is sweet too since I like going out of state and going to new places it helps with finding different restaurants and sites to see and things to do. Now no need for a separate app it's all in maps.
I love it💯
Really liking it so far! Love the "For You" area. Great upgrade!
There is only one thing I have never liked about Google Maps and that is the offline maps, you can only download an area and a very small area at that. Even Microsoft's own Maps app allows you to download maps of entire countries so why can't Google. Other than that the additions in this update are great and are really helpful.