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Announcing the Return of the Compass to Maps for Android
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Hi everyone, 
 
You wanted it and we heard you!  We’re excited to announce the return of the compass on Maps for Android.  The compass was removed from Maps for Android in early 2019 in an effort to clean up the Navigation screen but due to overwhelming support it’s back!
 
When you use Maps on Android to navigate to a destination, the compass will, again, be featured as one of the widgets on the right side of the screen.  As you rotate, the red arrow will indicate which direction is north.
 
 
This feature is available for all Google Maps for Android users who update to version 10.62 globally.  For Google Maps users on iOS the compass was not removed and will continue to be available.
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