Drastic improvements to navigation and search interface highlight app overhaul

Google today unveiled a pretty great refresh to the Google Maps app today, bringing vast improvements to the navigation experience and usability across the board. For once Google has also included a proper changelog with the update, giving us a peek at what’s actually new in this update. Beyond that, though, we’ve found quite a few new additions to Google Maps that are big time- and frustration-savers.

The changes start with navigation but certainly don’t end there — the new version of Google Maps makes it easier to search and find places with new filters, get public transit directions with more accurate times and search abilities, save and manage maps for offline use, and keep up with all of the places you’ve been and need to review.

This is a big step for Google Maps, and we’re going to walk you through all of the big (and small) features of this update.

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