The Google Maps button has disappeared from search results for some time now. This is due to the Digital Markets Act coming into force. But you can get the button back with just a few clicks.

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is intended to keep the market power of the big tech companies in check at EU level. For example, Apple must now allow so-called sideloading in the EU – since the update to iOS 17.5, users can no longer only download apps from Apple's own App Store.

But Apple was not the only one that had to make improvements when the DMA came into force. Google is also subject to the provisions of the Digital Markets Act.

And this is exactly why you have been looking for the Google Maps button in your search results for some time now, but to no avail. But Google Maps has not completely disappeared. Because with just a few clicks you can get the button back.

Google Maps disappeared? How to get it back

If you have ever searched for a specific location on Google in the past, you will have noticed the button that takes you directly to the map view. However, this direct button to Google Maps has disappeared for some time. The reason for this is the DMA regulations, according to which the US company had to remove this button.

The only way to currently go directly to Maps from Google Search is to use the navigation button. But that can quickly become annoying if you want to find out more about a specific location.

If you want this handy button for Google Maps back, you can simply install an add-on for your browser. You can use this extension with Google Chrome or Firefox.

How to bring the Maps button back into your browser

If you use Google Chrome as your default browser, you can easily get the Maps button back. Various add-ons are already available for this, such as Google Search Maps Button.

Once you have added this extension to Chrome, you will be able to find the Maps button in your search results again. The map in the search results will also finally be clickable again and will open the map view.

You can do the same with Firefox. Here, too, there is the browser extension Google Search Maps Button, which brings maps back into your search results.

Such an extension can also be found in the App Store for the Apple browser Safari. However, the reviews indicate that this extension probably does not produce the desired effect.

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