After a protracted nonattendance, Google is bringing back the compass widget inside Maps on Android. What’s more, don’t stress, this isn’t some remorseless April Fools’ Day joke on the organization’s part. In a help post spotted by Android Police, Google says it chose to bring back the compass because of “overwhelming help” for the component. For better and more regrettable, at times online networks have the ability to move mountains — or, for this situation, outlandishly enormous companies.
Once you download the latest version of Maps, 10.62, you’ll see the widget appear when you start navigating somewhere. When Google originally removed the compass in early 2019, it said it did so to “clean up the navigation screen.” The irony of all this is that the company didn’t do something similar on iOS. Over on the iPhone and iPad, the compass been there the entire time its Android counterpart has been missing in action.