Google Maps for iOS Gets Dark Mode, Live Locations & More

Google Maps has blazoned abroad three distinct updates for the iOS platform that include widgets, in-built dark mode, and live location feature. Since lately, Google Maps has added a quiver full of features and updates to assist its user base in navigating effortlessly, be it through their vicinity or unfamiliar places. In addition, it has rolled out several tools to stay ahead of new utilities and services around them.

With its latest iOS update, Google has made its interface more apparent and user-friendly. One of Google Maps’ most compelling specialities is the ability to display live traffic conditions in an area. The new nearby traffic widget enables you to obtain this information directly from your home screen. In addition to this, Google is also installing a dark mode feature that will enhance visual ergonomics by reducing eye strain, facilitating screens to adjust according to the current light conditions. Google has also announced a live-location sharing feature into the bargain. It will be incorporated into iMessage and can help your loved ones to keep a tab on you as it lets you share your real-time location for one hour by default, with the option to extend up to three days.

Discover the newest features rolling out this month →