How To Switch Back To Google Maps Classic

Google Map Settings - Tip

I don’t know when or how it happened, but I found myself in a new, interactive version of Google Maps… and I wasn’t happy. Since I figured out how to revert back to the classic version, I thought I’d share.

Still bitter about losing my Google Maps iPhone App I have no patience for browser-based map “engagement.” A map should be a map.

I don’t know why Google thinks I want to “visually explore” using their map. In fact, I want to get from A to B, and know if there’s a Starbucks in between. 

If your browser auto-upgraded, pull up and click on the HELP [?] icon in the lower right corner. Choose “Return to classic Google Maps” from the popup. 

Call me a Purist, a Simpleton, an Old Fogey, but I’m finding simple and practical are features of the past.

Let’s hope that, like a classic Armani suit, developers realize that there’s a market for “less features, more function.”