Last month, Google Maps received several updates and now the app, on both Android and iOS devices, is getting a new real-time location sharing interface. It seems that the new location sharing UI was rolled out via a server-side update. The new update is not bringing new features but it is giving complete different look and feel of the location-sharing interface to the app.
Get Set to Experience Google Maps Location Sharing New Interface
According to the Android Police:
“Google Maps has picked up a new location-sharing interface in the last week or so. Precipitated (we think) by an app update, the new interface updates the menu’s Material aesthetic to be a bit more modern, with a snazzy new floating action button and more detailed information at a glance.”
The new interface of the Google maps is accessible by tapping your avatar in the corner of the default view -> Location sharing. In the new interface, the top blue bar is no longer there.