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iPhone users rejoice! Google Maps in iOS to get ‘Dark Mode’ feature soon

Apple first introduced the Dark Mode feature with iOS 13, but it has taken Google some time to bring support to its apps.

iPhone users rejoice! Google Maps in iOS to get 'Dark Mode' feature soon

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Edited By

Riddhima Kanetkar

Updated: Aug 4, 2021, 07:43 PM IST

Tech giant Google has announced new updates — including Dark Mode — that are coming to the Google Maps app designed for iPhone users. The most notable new feature is Dark Mode, which Google Maps app users have long been wanting. Dark Mode is an alternative to light mode and allows for a darker user interface to match other dark mode apps on iOS devices.

MacRumor reported that Dark Mode is going to be rolling out “in the coming weeks,” and once available to you, it can be enabled in the Settings section of Google Maps. Google says that dark mode in Google Maps will save battery and “give eyes a break”.

Apple first introduced the Dark Mode feature with iOS 13, but it has taken Google some time to bring support to its apps. Google earlier this year began rolling out a true dark mode feature to Android users, and the iOS version of dark mode for Google Maps looks similar to the Android version.

Along with dark mode, Google has announced the launch of new Messages integration as well.

The benefit of this feature is that Google Maps users can share their real-time location with friends in an iMessage using the Google Maps button in the Messages app.

The company also highlighted the recently introduced widgets feature, which allows iPhone users to add a Google Maps widget to the Home Screen. Widgets can be used to check traffic conditions or find nearby places.

You can download Google Maps on your iPhone via App Store.

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