Google is testing a new thin sidebar navigation on the left side of the maps interface. The sidebar has the Google Maps pin icon, then the explore tab, then trips, saved places, contribute and a more icon.
This was spotted by Punit on Twitter and Mastodon where he posted a video of this new sidebar in action. Here is a screenshot followed by his videocast:
Google Map Testing “Explore” “Trips” “Saved” “Contribute” & “More” on left end column pic.twitter.com/Knd064FLEr
— Punit (@Punit6008) November 18, 2022
I personally do not see this interface yet but I am a fan of thin sidebar navigation. 🙂