Google Maps for Android Now Allows You to Hide the UI Google Maps for Android Now Allows You to Hide the UI

Google has recently updated its Maps app for Android, finally providing the users with a simple function that they've been waiting for a long while. From now on, you can easily hide the application's interface, and see the map in an actual full-screen mode. I know it doesn't sound like something very complicated, but when we're talking about the small display of a smartphone, every little bit of extra space can keep you from constantly scrolling around or zooming in and out. Starting with Google Maps version 9.11, all you will have to do is tapping the map and all the UI elements will be gone from your screen.

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Furthermore, this latest update also brings you the ability to edit the captions of your Geo-tagged images from Google Photos. However, in order for this feature to work, the photos you want to modify need to be stored in the "Your Places" section of the Maps app. And lastly, from now on, you can easily share your custom maps (the ones made by using My Maps apps) with other people, thus being able to get their opinion on your travel plans, route selection, etc.

Google Maps for Android version 9.11 is already available and has started slowly rolling to worldwide users. However, if you aren't willing to wait for the update to get to you, you can just easily download it yourself from the APKMirror website by clicking on this link.

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