Microsoft’s New Maps App Now Available for all Windows 10 Users

The latest update to the Windows 10 Maps app is now available for all Windows 10 users, and includes features such as improvements to guided navigation and detailed cards, as well as the addition of multiple searches in a single map view.


Turn-by-turn instructions are now optimized for easy glancing, including phone landscape mode. It’s also easier to use the Windows Maps app on your phone with one hand with navigation newly positioned at the bottom. Guided transit experience now provides notifications for your stops. And also Cortana is there for help.

Here is what Kushal Kapoor, the Product Marketing Manager for the Windows Maps team has to say:

With this update, we continue to deliver on our promise of a maps experience that goes far beyond directions to help you discover the world around you. Of course, none of this would be possible without our Windows Insiders who continue to help shape our features with their feedback – thank you and please keep it coming!


Guided navigation updates:  We have improved our overall guided drive experience. Specifically, the experience of turn-by-turn instructions is now optimized for glance ability, including phone landscape mode. It is also easier to use the Windows Maps app on phone with one hand now that we have positioned navigation at the bottom. Finally, we have also improved our guided transit experience, including notifications to get off the bus. You no longer have to worry about missing your stop even if you don’t have the Windows Maps app actively open.
Multiple searches:  Planning a trip or a night out?  You can now view multiple searches in a single map view at the same time. We’ve made it easy to plan your activities with a map that also surfaces the right type of information at the right time: labels for your search results directly on the map (instead of numbers and a list) and visual effects when hovering or selecting a point of interest on the map or when you switch from one search list to another.
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HERE Favorites migration:  HERE recently announced they will end support for the following Windows 10 applications on June 30: HERE Drive, HERE Drive+, HERE Maps, HERE Transit and HERE City Lens. HERE is already pointing customers to use the Windows Maps application as a good replacement and we are working to make the transition easy by helping HERE customers migrate up to 300 of their HERE favorites right into our Windows Maps app on the phone.
Improved detailed cards:  Our improved detailed cards make it easy to find actions associated with a place of interest. Get walking, driving or transit directions and share, print or find nearby places to complete your night out!

More offline maps support:  We know offline capabilities are important to you, especially for on-the-go scenarios. In addition to the offline routing and search support we offer today, all your saved favorite places are now available offline. While planning, save the places you want to visit to your list of favorites and we will make sure, no matter where you are, that you can get to your destination regardless of connectivity. Worried you won’t remember to download the offline map before your trip? Cortana will make this easy for you by automatically reminding you to download the offline map before you take off on vacation

If you are still using a Windows Phone 8.1 device, the HERE maps will continue to work, but will no longer be updated. Microsoft says:

For the latest on maps and navigation scenarios, we recommend upgrading to Windows 10 wherein the Windows Maps app will be your default mapping experience and will prompt you to migrate your phone HERE favorites upon your first visit to the favorites menu.

Get the new Updated Maps from the Store below.

Windows Maps
Price: Free

For more details please visit here.

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