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New Google maps

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Arty, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    I've just opened maps.google.com and was surprised to see completely new maps app. Interface looks neater than old one, it seems to be a bit faster.

    But many useful features are gone
    • Weather: completely gone.
    • Photos of specific location. Old map was showing tiny thumbnails of photos at specific places on map, now all I see is random selection of images for whole zoomed in area.
    • Zooming out takes ages. There is no more option to set specific zoom (line between + and - buttons on old map), now its only + and - so to zoom out I have to click - 10 times and wait for each step to load.
    • Cannot right click on location to get directions from one place to another.
    Worst update ever! Why would a company consider such unfinished app an upgrade and redirect users to it?

    edit: found a way to get to good old maps.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  2. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    I tried the new Google Maps a few months ago but didn't like it. It takes a lot longer for images to load.

    I also returned to the classic version.
  3. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    How do you return to the classic version?
  4. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    Click help icon on bottom right, select option to return to classic maps
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  5. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

  6. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I'm on OS X. I'm not seeing a new Google Map or the question mark in the bottom right corner. Tried Firefox and Chrome.

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