Local Search Expert
- Jun 28, 2012
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We knew this day was coming - well it's finally here.
Classic maps is gone and if you bookmarked the link to get there like I did, it no longer brings up Classic, but gives you the new maps lite version.
Discovered the news from Barry Schwartz (below) and the tried my trusty link, my old Classic friend link. Didn't work. So sad!
Try it - https://www.google.com/maps?output=classic
BUT Barry found a hack, that for now will get you the same result as output=classic. https://www.google.com/lochp
Here is Barry's thread announcing the sad news.
<a href="https://www.seroundtable.com/google-maps-lite-rolling-20223.html">Google Begins Dropping Classic Version Of Google Maps For Google Maps Lite</a>
...users who normally would see the classic version are now being sent to Google Maps Lite. Those users, as you'd imagine, are not happy. The Google Maps forum is lighting up with complaints, including this Google Maps Help thread amongst dozens of others, all with significant anger in the tone of these users.
Here are a couple Google Maps complaint threads if you want to weigh in.
<a href="https://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!category-topic/maps/26zVGZGXhNY">Why has Classic Maps been replaced by Lite Mode? - Google Product Forums</a>
<a href="https://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!category-topic/maps/vsVBjHjXVbQ">Please give us classic maps back! - Google Product Forums</a>
There are TONS more!
But I think at this point complaining is wasted energy. Pretty sure the fat lady has sung!
Instead of complaining, you might be better off investing energy in learning to deal with and make the best of new maps. That's what I'm reluctantly going to do. Because I'm sure that hack won't last for long.
Should we have a wake???
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