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Microsoft starts rolling out the promised platform update for Maps app on Windows 10

Jul 13, 2018, 7:30 am

Microsoft on today, July 13 has started rolling out the previously promised platform update for the Microsoft Maps app on Windows 10.

There has been a criticism of the outdated Maps from users worldwide, and earlier this year the company addressed the issue. It said about its plans on certain fundamental platform improvements that were to launch by this summer.

The newness for the Microsoft Maps app includes improved direction system, locations, enhanced Street View feature, and more. This update takes the version of the app to v5.1806.1801.0. The experience ensures convenience while you are looking for a specific location.

Residents of conurbation areas will be able to see houses or buildings in the Maps. Additional information like house numbers can also be seen, thanks to the satellite camera collecting imagery of the real world.

Additionally, there are shortcut menus in the Microsoft Maps app that will let users save any location, and easily find nearby locations. Also, Microsoft took down the reviled hamburger menu, and the actions related to contacts are now moved to the top right of the app for more convenient access.

The new platform update has been made live for all users and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store by joining the Windows Insider Program. The rollout for the public will be coming after about a month or so.

Microsoft hints that the app will constantly be updated from now onwards and that the procedure will be paced up to deliver the updates on time.

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