Google has really been on a run of revamping their services recently. The latest application to get a new spin is Google Maps. Now, Maps is getting a true dark mode, at least on Android. The company announced yesterday that it is releasing the dark theme option that it’s been testing in the app since September 2020.
The dark mode, which takes things much further than the previously available night mode color option, will be accessible in the app’s settings menu, under “theme.”
Google Maps had Dark Mode, but it only kicked in while actively navigating to a destination. Now, every screen of the app will follow the easy-on-the-eyes Dark Mode visual pattern.
Once your Google Maps has been updated, you can turn it on for your entire phone by heading to Settings > Theme and pick Always In Dark Theme. This is coming to Google Maps in every version of Android. Google announced the dark mode rollout as part of a batch of new features coming to Android, including some updates to Android Auto.