Google Maps 🗺 Testing Material Theme Place Cards W/ More Details, Shortcuts 👍

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At I/O 2018, Google announced that Maps would become more personal and assistive over the coming months.

Screenshots from the keynote also revealed Google's Material Theme for the Android app, with the company now A/B testing one likely aspect from that upcoming update.

At the moment, tapping on a location in Google Maps slides up a panel from the bottom of the screen that includes the place's name, as well as shortcuts to access Street View, Directions, and More Info.

In addition to a pill-shaped button that launches Directions, an indicator notes how many minutes it will take to navigate from your location based on your usual mode of transport.

This feature is not yet widely rolled out, but very much in line with the Google Material Theme showed off at I/O 2018.

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