Google has been teasing a dark theme for Maps for a 12 months now, and after some code surfaced that pointed to traces of a dark mode in model 10.50 of the app, we have now received our first take a look at a correct, completed night-compatible theme in version 10.51.1. It is presently rolling out as a restricted server-side replace to a couple folks solely.
It looks like the wait was price it. It is nicely executed and makes it simple to make out streets and homes, shedding little to no readability in comparison with the sunshine theme. That is important for a navigation app and is perhaps the rationale why it took this lengthy, although the navigation night time mode may’ve in all probability served as a template.
All different interface components are additionally out there in shades of grey, and nearly all vibrant accent colours have been switched for extra muted pastels. A toggle has been added to settings that means that you can use Maps in darkish mode always (or by no means), in the event you desire.
So far as we will inform from our checks, the darkish theme depends on a server-side swap, so putting in the most recent model of Maps will not get you there. It is nonetheless a good suggestion to remain up-to-date, as it’d show you how to get in on the brand new interface quicker. You may obtain the most recent launch from the Play Retailer or get it over at APK Mirror.
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