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Redesigned Google Maps can now be embedded in websites

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The new Google Maps is about to start popping up around the web: Google has finally added in the option for users to embed maps featuring the overhauled design that it debuted back in May. While the new Google Maps worked just fine for searching and browsing when it was first launched in beta, it was missing a number of features and easy shortcuts that have since been added in. Embedded maps wouldn't have made much sense at first — the redesign was released in a closed beta after all — but it's since been opened up to anyone interested in using it, and allowing embedded maps now could be a move by Google to get even more people used to the changes.

Embedded versions of the new Google Maps will largely function the same as the full website. They'll remember any locations you've stored, and they'll also display ads. Google says that the ads will be rolling out over the next few weeks, and that they'll work similar to how ads are already displayed on both desktop and mobile — likely as points of interest highlighted in a different color. Existing map embeds will still display in the old Maps style, but it looks like the new Google Maps is getting closer to a feature complete release.

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