Announcing the full roll-out of the updated Google Maps for desktop
Hello Google Maps Community,
In 2013, we previewed a new version of desktop Maps and since then, we’ve been continually improving the product to provide a richer, more engaging, and more helpful mapping experience. We will soon be rolling out the updated version of Google Maps to everyone. After the update, you'll no longer be able to use the older, classic Google Maps.
The new Lite mode
As part of the update, we’ve built a completely new Lite mode to provide a faster, streamlined version of Maps. You can try out the new version of Lite mode by visiting https://www.google.com/maps/?force=lite. Maps may automatically update to Lite mode if you are using an older browser (such as Internet Explorer 8 or 9).
For more information about the full roll-out of the update, please visit this Help Center article.
Google Maps will continue to improve over time, and we appreciate any feedback you may have. You can send our developers your thoughts through the Feedback tool, or share them here on this thread.
The Google Maps Team
Why does Google Maps team keep ignoring our feedback on this awful relaunch?
We still have that unwanted massive search box on the maps!
We are still unable to generate links to specific layers in our My maps
We are still fighting against unwanted Autozoom every time that we try to drag the map across the screen
All of these are key issues raised by numerous people, and yet you've ignored all of them !
***Where are the Google Map Labs??Maps Labs has been discontinued in the new Maps and some features are no longer available.
Please, send feedback directly to the developers, as explained in this help center article, to let them know what tools would you like to see implemented in new Maps
I wish Google would implement the Maps Labs' Drag 'n' Zoom because the current zoom capabilities of new Maps are inadequate to say the least.,
You can also get the coordinates of a point in the map by clicking, most time two clicks, the map.
*****On the 'Classic' Google Maps... you had the option on the right hand side of the Map, to:
This help article explains how to do a "search nearby" search
Please, send feedback to the developers requesting the implementation of this feature.
In the meantime, use Mapquest, which has a better multiple search display feature that Google maps ever had, even classic Maps.
***Where is the "Traffic data estimate based on past conditions"??
Please, take a look at the animation in this help article to find it.
Is this what you are looking for?
I mean, where is the Street View icon on the actual directions themselves? Why do I have to drag the pacman to the actual place? And why do I have to close the previous directions before searching for others? Why not have a search bar above the actual directions I've searched for so I can change my directions as and when I wish to?
Reminds me of that time everyone complained about the FORCED usage of the odious Google+ on YouTube comments, Google said our feedback is valued, yet took none of the feedback on board.
I look forward to our feedback not being counted.
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