Google unobtrusively announced this Thursday (1st) the return of a simple and highly requested feature to Google Maps for Android.
From the most recent update of the maps and navigation application, the compass icon that indicates the North and facilitates the location of many people is again available in the interface. Who identified the update was the website Android Police, since the original text was published in a simple support page from the company.
The small button was next to other app commands in the right corner of the screen and was removed in early 2019, in an attempt by Google to make the interface more modern and cleaner. However, it seems that a large number of users actually used the widget and asked for feedback.
The Google Maps screen already has the return of the compass icon.Source: Google
To gain access to the compass again, update Google Maps from Android to version 10.62. On iOS, the user does not even have to worry: the feature was not removed in this version.