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Google is plotting the death of the app that lets you create custom maps

Google is plotting the death of the app that lets you create custom maps

The only thing Google loves more than launching new apps and services is killing them off. Sometimes these shutdowns are a big deal, while other times you may be struggling to recall if you've ever even used what's on the chopping block. Our latest probably falls a bit closer to that latter category — and that may partly be why Google is planning to shut down the My Maps application. Although it hasn't been officially confirmed, the shutdown is expected to take place on October 15.

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Google My Maps updated after 3 years to let you painstakingly add and edit lines

Google My Maps updated after 3 years to let you painstakingly add and edit lines

You know what would be a great planning tool for scavenger hunts, hiking trips, or touring plans? Custom mapping apps. It's a shame Google My Maps isn't a good one. It started life many years ago as an app to view the maps you've already made on a desktop. Then, in an update that landed 2 years after the previous one, we were able to finally drop points. Points! At this moment, another 3 years have passed, and Google My Maps is getting a coup — you can draw lines now!

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