Google Maps celebrated 15 years this month, and recently got a new redesigned logo and a few interesting features on its birthday.
Apart from the brand new redesigned logo, Google Maps has also got some interesting new features.
The new logo now has yellow, red, blue and green colours and is more minimalist. The map background has been replaced with solid white.
In terms of features, three new tabs apart from the already existing commute and explore have been added. The new features that have been introduced to the Google Maps now have five tabs: Explore, Commute, Saved, Contribute and Updates.
Restaurants, petrol pumps, ATMs, shopping centres, hotels, chemists, gyms, museums become easy to locate with the Explore tab. It showcases pictures, reviews and ratings of more than 200 million places.
This tab provides the shortest route available for a destination irrespective of your mode of transportation. Whether you are travelling on foot, a car or public transport, it will ensure that you are on the least time-consuming route. To activate this feature, one will have to set up their daily commute route and the tab will provide real-time traffic updates, estimated time and alternative routes.
This feature allows a person to save the places he or she has been to on Google Maps. Apart from this, you can share recommendations of the places.
With this tab, the user can share information regarding a place like a movie hall, cafe, restaurant or even a road. Pictures can be uploaded with captions as well.
This is quite similar to the commute tab but gives information to tourists or even locals about the places of interest nearby. One of the most beneficial bits about this tab is that allows direct interaction with the place’s local businesses.