With iOS 14, Apple introduced Home screen widgets. Now, almost a year later, Google has updated Google Maps to incorporate the functionality into its iPhone app. There are two types of widgets that app users can use to personalize our home screen on iPhone.
Two new widgets for Google Maps
Google Maps update 5.74 brings the first two widgets to the app. The first of these is a 2×2 square where we will see the traffic status, restaurant scores, times and more details about a specific location. The other is a more common 2×4 size and allows quick access to finding the app, driving directions to home, work, and nearby restaurants and supermarkets.
The latter is the most common when it comes to personalizing the iPhone home screen. Opening each of the functions quickly brings us to the corresponding section of the application, without allowing to perform actions in the widget itself.
Widgets received several new features with iOS 15. Among them, its long-awaited extension to the iPad, the incorporation of several new widgets such as Contacts or Mail, and a new smart stack.