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Google Maps is getting some new colors for its user interface

Google Maps is getting some new colors for its user interface

Last updated: 18 November 2023 at 15:03 UTC+01:00

After rolling out new features, including a global view of routes, more detailed navigation, and public transit filters, Google is painting Google Maps with some new colors for its user interface. These colors add a refreshing touch to the most common navigation maps. For example, a lighter shade of green is used for gardens and nature.

Thanks to the new color palette, items on Google Maps can be easily distinguished. The roads are getting new colours, from off-white to grey. This gives Google Maps the option to apply white to street crossings, which is now viewable at more zoomed out levels. The gray color makes the broken trail paths stand out on the map. Buildings and structures are still colored gray or light yellow.

The new colors for Google Maps are being rolled out widely to Android and iOS users

With the new color update for Google Maps, highways are now darker, with some blue tones. This gives a simplified view of all the methods. The road looks cleaner with the new colors but stands out less against the water, which uses a lighter shade of blue. Restaurants now stand out with fewer yellow and orange pins.

Overall, the new color palette for Google Maps is very noticeable and gives the app a much-needed update. Some users received the new color palette for Google Maps several weeks ago (via 9To5Google), however, the app is currently being rolled out more widely to Android and iOS users. So, those who didn’t get the new colors on Google Maps will get them now. If you don’t see the new colors, you can try force closing the Google Maps app until the colors load.

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