August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new appearance for its shared location pin.
  • The icon now removes the white border around your contact’s avatar for a cleaner design.
  • It appears to be arriving to users gradually via a server-side update.

Google Maps users who frequently use the app to keep track of their family member’s shared location will soon notice a neat new update to the feature’s icon. This is due to a minor change made by Google to the navigation app’s shared location pin.

As spotted by Android Police (opens in new tab), Maps’ shared location icon now has a more refined look that matches the rest of the app’s design. The pin icon now displays your contact’s profile photo without a white border, which is a slight change from its previous appearance.