Selecting a language in the Android settings applies this choice at the system level. Google Maps now lets you set a language that can differ from the rest of your phone for menus, controls, and other settings within the app.
To access, click on your profile avatar in the top-right corner and open Settings. The “application language” now appears, with the language currently selected, as the first item in the list. Advertise for India Last monthThis option is now available worldwide:
This will allow anyone to search for places, get directions, navigate, and interact with the map in their preferred local language.
The ‘Suggested’ section indicates popular alternative options, while the ‘All’ section follows the languages. There are 79 in total, with Google asking to confirm the change. This is followed by restarting the application as the language selection downloads quickly in the background.
After rebooting, everything changes from the bottom bar to Search and Settings. The map layer sees captions update, but place names often don’t change. A small error sees the hint in the search field remain the same until another application is restarted.
The new Google Maps language setting is rolling out via a server-side update to the latest versions of the app. Previously, users could only change the voice used for the navigation settings, although the broader preference had long been available over the internet (menu redundancy> language).
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