Google Maps for iOS Update: Redesigned and Improved Transit Directions


Google Maps has just been updated to bring revamped and improved Transit directions, to offer more route possibilities and real-time arrival info where available.

Google maps transit

New sharing options of places are also available, which include broadcasting via Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Also new is an Image Gallery view which provides images of places in grids, making it easy to get a sense of your destination.

What’s New in Version 4.8.0
• Redesigned and improved Transit directions improve the experience in cities, giving you more route choice and real-time arrival information where available
• Additional app options for sharing a place (including Facebook and Facebook Messenger)
• Introduced an Image Gallery for a quick visual understanding of a place through a grid view
• Bug fixes

Let us know if you’ve noticed transit direction improvements in this update in your city or not.

Click here to download Google Maps for iOS in the App Store.


  • Justen Bennett

    In Toronto and noticed that it gives a generic schedule for the streetcar. Not very helpful, though. Sure, the streetcar is -supposed- to come every 10 minutes but given that TTC has GPS on their fleet and they let others have access to that info, why doesn’t Google just connect up to that for actual, accurate information?

  • FragilityG4

    iOS maps are still better ????

  • MrXax

    They don’t provide real-time info from the TTC? That’s absurd.

  • ticky13

    Why not send a feedback message to Google asking them to add the data from the TTC?