Google Maps’ revamped Saved tab helps you find and remember important places
Earlier this year, Google rolled out a big redesign to its Google Maps app in celebration of the service’s 15th birthday. The update featured a new navigation bar, tweaked icon design, improved transit features, and Live View. Building upon that major redesign, Google is now revamping the Saved tab. The new UI changes are all about making it easier to remember saved places.
In fact, one of the UI tweaks moves your recently saved places at the top, so you can easily navigate to that new food spot your friend recommended. Along with that, Google Maps will make it easier to find places nearby that you’ve recently saved. With the location permission granted, Maps can show all your nearby saved places in a carousel that’s easy to navigate. Places will also be sorted by distance, so you’ll always know what’s close by. The third change has to do with tracking the places you’ve been. With Location History turned on, you can see where you’ve visited on your Timeline. This feature will really come in handy when you visit a city you haven’t been to in a while because you’ll be able to see exactly where you went.
The changes to the Saved tab should be available on Android beginning today. We’ve already spotted the new UI changes in version 10.48.2 of the Google Maps app on two separate devices, but as always, Google is staggering the rollout across devices and regions.