Google Maps changed its colours (but you probably didn’t notice)

Screenshot of London via Google Maps
(Image credit: Screenshot via Google Maps)

The internet is once again upset, and this time it's about maps. Google Maps in fact, as the app has recently updated its colour scheme to a lighter and brighter hue, much to the dismay of passionate users who are threatening to migrate to the directional hellscape of Apple Maps.

If you can cast your mind back to the old colour scheme, it's a subtle but confusing difference, replacing the perfectly functional colourway with a new, less visible alternative. (To avoid a similar colour-related scandal, check out our jargon-free guide to colour theory).

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.