Google Maps tests 'quick detour' pop-up ads during navigation

Google Maps tests 'quick detour' pop-up ads during navigation

Google Maps is a widely used tool for getting around, but one user spotted what was thought to be a new ad format where ads pop up during navigation to recommend a “quick detour” – thankfully that’s not the case. Update 7/8: Google has confirmed to 9to5Google that it is not bringing pop-up ads to Maps. Rather, this UI is actually “Promoted Pins,” which have existed for some time. Google says that this UI does not pop up on its …