Google Maps gains redesigned iOS 10 widgets for “Nearby Transit” and “Travel Times”

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Google yesterday bumped its mapping application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to version 4.23, adding a few new features including revamped widgets for “Nearby Transit” and “Travel Times” that now adhere to iOS 10’s new design style for widgets.

In Google Maps 4.23 for iOS, you can now upload photos along with your reviews of places and see descriptions of places including features, atmosphere and amenities.

This is what the old Google Maps widgets looked like.

Google Maps for iOS 4.23 iOS 9 widgets iPHone screenshot 001

And here they are in all their iOS 10 glory.

Google Maps for iOS 4.23 iOS 10 widgets iPHone screenshot 001

On the “Nearby Transit” widget, any transit station can be expanded to show more information regarding your available transit options. The “Travel Times” widget shows the estimated drive time to your Home and Work locations, like before. You can update your Home and Work locations inside Google Maps for iOS or on the web.

Most of the stock apps in iOS 10 now have widgets.

Previously available through the Notification Center’s Today section, widgets in iOS 10 show up on the Lock screen and Home screen 0 and inside of the Notification Center.

Widgets in iOS 10 use the light, blurred background provided by the system for consistency and legibility.

Google Maps is a free download from the App Store.