Google Maps Finally Getting Dark Mode on Android


INTRO: Earlier this month, we saw signs of dark mode on Google Maps for Android. The company has now started rolling out the long-awaited feature for a few users having the newest version of Google Maps.

As you’ll see within the image below, Google Maps is indeed rolling out the dark theme along side support for the map interface. The UI elements have gained a mixture of various reminder gray. From the image, it’s evident that the implementation is sort of neat and pleasing to the eyes while preserving much-needed details.

google maps dark mode

According to user reports on Reddit, Google Maps is gaining dark mode along side a fanatical choice to change the UI to light, dark, or respect Android’s system-wide theme. You can access this feature from ‘Appearance’ in Maps’ settings. Do note that changing this doesn’t affect the theme of the navigation interface.

google maps dark mode setting

Image: u/BrokenFuckenArm / Reddit
The Reddit user received the dark mode feature on Google Maps version 10.51.1 through a server-side change. In typical company fashion, the dark mode for Maps is getting a limited phased rollout. In other words, you’ll not be seeing the dark mode in your Maps app just yet, albeit you’ve installed the newest version of the app.

When I checked on my phone having Maps version 10.51.1, the dark mode option wasn’t available. Let us know if it is live for you in the comments. To increase the probabilities , we might recommend updating to the newest version of Maps available on the Play Store. Given that the corporate is already rolling out the feature, a minimum of for a few users, we could expect a politician announcement soon.

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