Google Maps is by far the most widely used navigation application worldwide for all the functions that have been improving as well as offering the most updated and complete maps currently. However, despite the innovations and efforts that Google makes to offer an optimal user experience, there are some details that have not changed over the years, such as the arrow icon that is displayed during navigation from point to point. other. Well, now you can change this Google Maps icon and change it for various car models.
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Until now, when we made the route from point A to point B using navigation (how to get there), regardless of whether the route was done by car, on foot or by public transport, Google Maps always showed us the directions using an icon in the form of arrow.
This small aspect is the one that until now had not changed for a long time and some users demanded a change of said icon or at least the possibility of customizing it in case the end user so decided.
In the new Google Maps update, any iPhone or Android user will be able to customize the directions icon and choose between 3 vehicles: A red car, a green van, or a yellow minivan.
If you want to use a car as a direction indicator in Google Maps for Android or iPhone, then we show you step by step how easy it is to do it (the steps are identical on Android and iPhone):
How to change the arrow navigation icon to a car icon in Google Maps.
1. The first thing will be to update the Google Maps app
2. Once updated you will have to open it and select the point you want to go to.
3. In the menu at the bottom click on the option: How to get.
4. When the route is shown, you must start navigation by clicking on: Start.
5. This will activate the navigation view showing the arrow-shaped directions icon on which you will have to click.
6. This will bring up a small menu with 3 car icons among which you can select.
7. After clicking on the desired car, the selected car will automatically be shown in the navigation and it will be the one shown according to your movement.
This Google Maps navigation icon can be modified as many times as you wish as well as at the time you wish.
Although this new option is not a function that improves the use of Google Maps, the truth is that it can improve the user experience by allowing each user to personalize the directions icon.
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