Google Maps lets you change navigation icon on Android | Applications and Software

In the past few days, the developer team at Google Maps decided to release a little novelty for Android users: it is now possible to change the blue arrow icon in navigation mode. You can choose between three different vehicles in the app; it’s a lot less than Waze, but it’s something.

Google Maps (Image: Felipe Ventura / Tecnoblog)

Google Maps (Image: Felipe Ventura / Tecnoblog)

How to change the blue arrow in Google Maps navigation

There are three options of icons: a red sedan, a yellow SUV and a green pickup. To choose one, do the following:

  1. update Google Maps in the Play Store;
  2. insert any address and tap Routes;
  3. at the bottom, touch the blue button written Start;
  4. in navigation mode, touch the blue arrow and choose another icon.
New icons on Google Maps for Android (Image: Felipe Ventura / Tecnoblog)

New icons on Google Maps for Android (Image: Felipe Ventura / Tecnoblog)

Waze, which belongs to Google, has been offering the possibility of changing the symbol representing your car on the map for years: it is possible to select a motorcycle, truck, racing car and even the Batmobile. I hope these options will come to Maps in the future.

Remember that the option to choose the icon already existed on Google Maps for iPhone and iPad. The process is basically the same as on Android: enter a destination, start navigation and tap the arrow to change it.

With information: Android Police.

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