The pro version of Google My Maps named My Maps Pro, which gives more features and access to users to make their own maps is now free. Google has sent emails to the My Maps Pro users that the app, which was earlier priced for $5 per month will be available for free.
However, there are some cons with the announcement. While the users won't be charged anything, the support will go away and concerns will only be addressed in the forums.
Here's the copy of the email sent.
We’re pleased to announce that the mapping features of My Maps Pro will soon be available for free, and we’ll no longer offer a paid version of My Maps.
What happens to my existing maps?
Your existing data won't change, and you can still access all your maps at google.com/mymaps. The only change we're making is to the price: you no longer need to pay for any of the advanced functionality. That means that everyone can make even more amazing maps at no extra charge!
What about my subscription?
We will automatically stop charging online subscription fees in December.
Do I still get support?
We will now offer support exclusively through the My Maps forum. You can request features and send us bug reports using our feedback form, as always.
We’ll continue to monitor the direct feedback line for existing My Maps Pro customers through the end of the month, after which time all support will transition to the forum.
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