Dark mode for Google Maps begins rolling out for some Android users

A dark theme is making its way to Google Maps as some users are reporting. Google is rolling out an app-wide dark mode to Google Maps as of version 10.51.1 running on Android 11.

It seems the change is gradually rolling out on the server side as updating to the latest version of Google Maps is not enough to see the option appear in the app’s settings menu.

The appearance setting in the app will let you force the dark theme indefinitely or match the Android phone’s universal system theme setting.

 Reddit u/BrokenF*ckenArm
Source: Reddit u/BrokenF*ckenArm

There has always been an automatic night-mode that switches on during navigation when the sun goes down of if the user is navigating through a tunnel, but it was never applied when browsing maps or menus.

Is anyone else seeing this update on their end? I have not yet seen the change reflect on my OnePlus 8 Pro running the Oxygen OS 11 Open Beta 2.


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