Earlier this week, Google rolled out a new home-screen for Google Map users on Android in India. The company has now added the ability to edit the roads and other places. This feature is available to users of both Android and iOS apps. It is said to replace the Map Maker service that was shut down earlier this week.You won’t be able to see this new feature right away as it is hidden under other options inside the app. Here’s how you can access the feature.
Step 1:Inside the Google Maps app, open the overlay sidebar. Step 2: In the side bar, select the ‘Send Feedback’ option. Step 3: In Android app, users will be able to see five options where they can Edit the map, add a ‘missing place’, report ‘missing road’, send app feedback and report ‘location issues’. In iOS app, users will be able to see three options — report a ‘data problem’, add a ‘missing place’ and send app feedback. Step 4: On Android, users can select the ‘Edit’ the map option in order to edit the road name or name of a place. For this they have to simply tap on the particular road, followed by the ‘Next’ option. In iOS, editing roads is possible under the ‘Report a data problem’ option. Users can also ‘tap’ on the wrong place or road followed by ‘Next’ to edit it. Step 5: Once the edits have been made, they can be sent to Google. The edits will show up on Google Maps as approved.
Increasing its focus on the Indian market, Google few days ago rolled out an important update to its Maps app for Android users . The update brings in a revamped home screen and also some new features. The upgraded Google Maps app now comes with new shortcuts on the homescreen, giving easier access to certain functionalities. The app now loads the homescreen faster “so that the millions of people in India coming online can discover and share great places, even on spotty connections,” said Cathay Bi, product manager for Google Maps, in a company blog post. Features that were earlier accessible via the overflow sidebar such as distance and time covered when driving using public transport, walking and hiring a taxi etc are now on a scrollable card at the bottom of the screen. This eliminates the need to swipe from left to right on the screen and tap on separate options.