Google Maps’ new update goes gung-ho on the Covid-19 safety features Google Maps

Google Maps has had a tough time staying relevant in a Covid-19 world, when lockdowns make navigating streets ill-advised or even illegal, and when businesses open, close or change working hours faster than the big G can update. Well, it seems Maps is trying to remedy that.

In a blog posted entitled ‘Google Maps updates to get you through the holidays’, the team behind Google Maps details several important additions coming to the app that are rolling out ‘in the coming weeks’ (from November 17).