Google Opens Redesigned Desktop Maps Beta To All Users


We got our first look of the redesigned Google Maps at Google I/O in May. Since then the project has been in closed beta for invitees only, but Google announced today that it is opening up the new Google Maps beta to all users.

The new Google Maps will come with a simplified UI, as well as new features like real-time traffic, dynamic re-routing, reviews from Zagat and there will even be a dedicated Google Maps app for iPad.  To get access all you have to do is sign-up over at If you hate it, you can always switch back.

Here’s the original preview video of the new features: