Google Maps Brings Long-Awaited Weather Feature to Android Users

In a significant update, Google Maps is finally making an iOS-exclusive feature available to Android users—the ability to check weather conditions and Air Quality Index (AQI) directly on the app. The feature, which has been present on the iOS version for years, is now rolling out with the latest update on Android devices. Here’s a closer look at how this feature works and how users can access it.

How does Google Maps’ weather feature work?

After updating to the latest version of Google Maps (version 11.113.x), Android users will notice a small widget on the left side under the search bar. This widget displays the local temperature, weather conditions, and AQI in a compact box. The information dynamically changes as users move around. Tapping on the widget provides more detailed weather information for the area, including hourly temperature variations and additional details like whether it will be sunny, windy, or rainy, along with ‘Feels Like’ information.

Additionally, the widget incorporates a detailed air quality map, powered by

How can Android users get this feature?

To access this feature, Android users need to download the latest version of Google Maps on their smartphones. The feature is part of version 11.113.x of Google Maps. It’s important to note that the rollout is ongoing, and not all Android users may have received the update at the time of the announcement.

Google Maps’ AI-based Features in India:

In addition to the weather update, Google Maps recently introduced several AI-based features in India:

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