Disclaimer: We may earn a commission if you make any purchase by clicking our links. Please see our detailed guide here.

Follow us on:

Google News

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out the Promised Platform Update for Maps App on Windows 10

Aniruddha Paul
Aniruddha Paul
Writer, passionate in content development on latest technology updates. Loves to follow relevantly on social media, business, games, cultural references and all that symbolizes tech progressions. Philosophy, creation, life and freedom are his fondness.

Join the Opinion Leaders Network

Join the Techgenyz Opinion Leaders Network today and become part of a vibrant community of change-makers. Together, we can create a brighter future by shaping opinions, driving conversations, and transforming ideas into reality.

Microsoft today, July 13, has started rolling out the previously promised platform update for the Microsoft Maps app on Windows 10.

There has been criticism of the outdated Maps from users worldwide, and the company addressed the issue earlier this year. It said about its plans on certain fundamental platform improvements that were to launch by this summer.

The newness for the Microsoft Maps app includes an improved direction system, locations, enhanced Street View feature, and more. This update takes the version of the app to v5.1806.1801.0. The experience ensures convenience while you are looking for a specific location.

Residents of conurbation areas will be able to see houses or buildings in the Maps. Additional information like house numbers can also be seen, thanks to the satellite camera collecting real world imagery.

Additionally, there are shortcut menus in the Microsoft Maps app that will let users save any location, and easily find nearby locations. Also, Microsoft took down the reviled hamburger menu, and the actions related to contacts are now moved to the top right of the app for more convenient access.

The new platform update has been made live for all users and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store by joining the Windows Insider Program. The rollout for the public will be coming after about a month or so.

Microsoft hints that the app will constantly be updated from now onwards and that the procedure will be paced up to deliver the updates on time.


Partner With Us

Digital advertising offers a way for your business to reach out and make much-needed connections with your audience in a meaningful way. Advertising on Techgenyz will help you build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

Power Your Business

Solutions you need to super charge your business and drive growth

More from this topic