This Google Maps In the near future, it should allow the user to choose their favorite travel mode when searching for routes in the app. The innovation started to be tested in the beta version of the platform recently. 9to5Google on Tuesday (3).

Car, bike, public transport or on foot? With the change to the test Google map serviceinstead of getting various suggestions that may confuse the user, you will only be able to see the route calculation results for the predefined transport type.

According to the publication, the goal is precisely to avoid this confusion, to make the interface more minimalistic, to give only the information of the chosen travel modality. Also, the change allows saving preference for future searches and leaves more free space for map overview on mobile screen.

It is important to note that this type of adjustment is available. Google Maps beta v11.28.0 It’s not unheard of in the search giant’s services. Setting the travel mode is already Google appfollowing the road Settings > Google Assistant > Account > Preferences > Migrationbut only now coming to Maps.

floating search box

In the image above it is also possible to see a new floating search box where the user reports the start and destination of the journey. It is more compact, replaces the existing search panel, which takes up a large amount of screen space, and removes unnecessary components to facilitate visualization of routes directly on the map.

Available only at: Google Maps beta, it is currently unknown when such news will reach the stable version of the service or whether it will happen in the future. For now, you need to install the trial version of the app to try it out.

Source: Tec Mundo

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