Google brings dark mode to Maps app

Google brings dark mode to Maps app

Over the past several months, we have seen Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Search, and other apps getting the Dark mode, while many wondered why it is not available on Maps, the world's most used navigation application.

Well, the search engine giant has finally answered the prayers. Initially, the Android version of Google Maps will support the dark mode, while the iOS/iPadOS version for iPhones and iPads will get it later.

Here's how to set dark mode on Google Maps (Android)
Step 1: Go to the settings menu, and scroll down to select ‘Theme’
Step 2: There, tap on 'Always in Dark Theme'

Also, users can schedule Dark mode via Display Settings as well. Users just have to toggle between dark theme or light theme.

"These days, we’re all experiencing a bit of screen fatigue. With a dark theme in Google Maps soon expanding to all Android users globally, you can give your eyes a much-needed break and save on battery life," said Google.

Besides dark mode for Google Maps, the company also announced to bring custom background for Android Auto for cars, Android messenger app gets schedule message option and introduced  Password Checkup into devices (Android 9 and above). This feature lets the user know if the password used has been previously exposed and what to do about it.

Also, Google Assistant will be able to take commands even if the phone is locked and the user is far away from it.

It announced the new version of TalkBack, Android’s screen reader. Using spoken feedback and gestures, TalkBack makes Android even more accessible and opens up a full phone experience without needing to look at your screen, the company said.

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