Google Maps dark mode and live location updates coming to iPhone
Finally, iPhone users will be soon able to use Google Maps in dark mode anytime, day or night.
Just now, iPhone users can only see driving, walking, or biking directions turn dark at night. Just like on Android, Google Maps on iOS will be available in dark mode all the time. In the coming weeks, this feature will be available in the app’s settings
This update includes another feature Android users already have: real-time location sharing in messaging.
Google Maps users could share their location on iMessage before — but if they moved, their friends would be out of luck. Now, iPhone users will be able to share their real-time location for as long as 3 days. The default will be 1 hour. That will be useful at big outdoor concerts and other events where people are constantly moving throughout.
See this GIF below from Google that shows, how to share your real-time location without opening the Google Maps app.
Another new feature: Now iOS 14 users can add Google Maps widgets to see live traffic conditions nearby. You will also see a search widget that the user can navigate to locations without opening the Google Maps app.