Google is constantly adding new features to its mobile apps, but sometimes they remove those they do not think are up to the challenge. We never know what is behind these decisions, but we can definitely say that some features do not deserve to be removed.
It did not seem to interest the Google Maps team when they decided to remove a very useful feature from the Android app, the Compass widget. Last month, the developers revealed many of the improvements that the Maps app will receive in the coming weeks, but omitted one from the first announcement.
Long story short, Google announced today that after removing the compass from Maps for Android in early 2019 “in an attempt to clear the navigation screen, ”It decided to bring it back after receiving overwhelming feedback in its favor.
The compass shows you which direction north is via a red arrow. Just as it was implemented two years ago, the widget will be located on the right side of the screen. The “new” compass module is now rolling out to everyone Google Maps for Android users globally, so as long as you have version 10.62 (or later) installed, you should be able to use it.