The brand new colours for Google Maps are right here and other people have massive opinions
Earlier within the week, a pal and I had been speaking about how we abruptly noticed the brand new Google Maps colours that had been introduced in October. Neither of us had a lot of a response, simply seen that there was a change and that issues appeared to be the identical Totally different. I then shared a screenshot of the outdated colour scheme nonetheless on my iPhone in comparison with the brand new colour scheme seen on my Pixel 8 Professional as an acknowledgment that we weren’t loopy or seeing issues. Once more, neither of us reacted negatively or positively after which moved on.
Now that the colours have began to unfold totally all through the week for all Google Maps customers, it appears as if different folks’s reactions had been a lot stronger than ours. Folks, no less than on the Google Maps Reddit, are doing every thing they will to attempt to convey again the outdated colour scheme. Folks vote on which colour scheme they like greatest and customarily take each alternative they will, throughout a number of threads, to get away with the brand new look. It is wild.
For many who have not seen but, the brand new colours had been introduced final month and are utterly totally different from the outdated ones. Streets and not using a visitors layer at the moment are a bluish grey colour versus the outdated yellow and/or white. Our bodies of water have a lighter shade of blue, whereas visitors inexperienced is now extra intense. It additionally appears that the visitors layer is a bit thicker than earlier than. There ought to be extra element all through the map as nicely.
Above is an instance of the brand new Google Maps colours with out the visitors layer utilized, whereas beneath the visitors layer is activated to point out the distinction. It is a reasonably large visible change, however is it that massive? Once more, for the reddit crew, it is a very massive, unhealthy factor that makes them very indignant.
I want to share a number of responses with you, as a result of they’re very thrilling, however they’re additionally not utterly protected for work. There are loads of “I completely hate that” kinds of responses, many evaluating the adjustments to canines changing into #2, and one particular person even named it Squidward’s colour scheme. That is truly superb. Others talked in regards to the new Google Maps being too just like Microsoft Maps (I did not know that was a factor), with one non-fan suggesting that they now “really feel like a silly Apple Maps person.”
The brand new Google Maps colour scheme is rolling out extensively on cellular, net, and on Android and iOS. You probably have Android model 11.106.0501 or iOS model 6.92.0, be ready for adjustments.
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This publish was final edited on November 17, 2023, at 3:29 pm