How to activate the new design for Google Maps on Android

Some days ago we mentioned that Google Maps had released a design inspired by Material Theming, the new design line on Google, which is regarded as Material Design 2, and that other applications of the company such as News, Gmail, Chrome and others have already released, plus it will be much more present on Android P.

To the left the new design. to the right is the current design.

Well, the new design of Google Maps is now available for all users, and here’s how to activate it:

  • First we have to update Google Maps to version 9.80.2, which is already being deployed in the Play Store.
  • If you do not have any update available, and you don’t have installed this version of Google Maps, then here is the APK of this version to be able to install it with total security and confidence.

How to test the new design and features of Gmail

Once updated the app, the new design will be present, but if not, then follow the following steps:

  • Go to Settings > Applications > Google Maps > Storage > Clear data.
  • Once you delete the application data and re-open the application, you will already have available the new design of Google Maps.

As we had already announced, the biggest change in the app is in the tab “Explore nearby”, where we can see how much more dynamic the nearby places, events, restaurants, hotels and much more.

What do you think of the new design of Google Maps?