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How to access new Google Maps features before they are public

Google Maps app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Many of the Applications used by users usually offer from time to time an early access to some new functions that could arrive worldwide in upcoming updates. This admission to beta versions not only is it free, but anyone can access them if they register on time through their device.

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People who access the beta versions of the Applications they not only have the opportunity to try new featuresbut that their comments for the developers, whether positive or negative, can cause the rest of the users have one experience nice using them once they are released.

In the case of tools developed by GoogleWhat mapsthey also have this feature available for users who want early access to the new functions that the company decides to add to the appeither functionally or aesthetically.

How to sign up for the Google Maps beta program

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Currently the beta program of Google Maps it is closed. This indicates that the maximum capacity of users to which Google you want to allow them to test the new features of your maps application. However, that does not mean that some places may open in the future, so the person who wishes to join this group must be aware that this option is enabled.

Access to the Google Maps beta testing program (Capture)
Access to the Google Maps beta testing program (Capture)

Here are the steps for a person to be part of Google Maps beta testing with an Android device or a computer:

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– Enter Google Play Store and search for the app Google Maps.

– Once found, scroll down to the Beta Testing area below the Developer Contact section.

– Push the button “Become a beta tester” (Become a beta user).

– Once inside the program, you only have to download the trial version of the application through the link that is enabled with the phrase “Download it on Google Play” (Download with Google Play).

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Beta testers can test new functions and features of the Google Maps application, although it is quite possible that beta versions contain bugs in their systems.
Beta testers can test new functions and features of the Google Maps application, although it is quite possible that beta versions contain bugs in their systems.

After the download of the new version of Google Mapsthe user must remove the regular version above as there can only be one installed on the device. From then on, all the versions Y updates that will be held on that platform will be beta tests with new features and functions that can be tested before other people.

Because this version of the app is designed for feature testing, any updates the user gets on this platform will most likely have errors, malfunctions and incompatibility. Therefore, if a person enters this version and finds that the application does not work normally, it is due to the tests that Google makes.

How to get out of the Google Maps beta test

If the user is not satisfied with his experience within the beta test of Google Mapsthen you must follow these steps to quit the program:

– Enter the Google Play Store and search for the app Google Maps.

– Return to the area beta testing located under the Developer Contact section.

– Press the exit button under the “You are a beta tester” section.

Google indicates that once out of the program, it would only be necessary to update the application of Google Maps to revert to the most recent regular version released to the general public.

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