How to turn Google Maps into Mario Kart for a week

But then on Thursday, YouTube host and streamer Trisha Hershberger was among the first to receive a notification in Google Maps that she could "navigate [her] world as Mario to celebrate Mario Day on March 10th".

Good bye for a week to the random Google Maps lady and her accent and say hello to Super Mario for directions.

"Mario Time!" will replace the navigation arrow with Mario in a go-cart.

From there on, tapping the yellow question mark icon at the bottom of the Google Maps app will trigger a prompt to kick off Mario Time.

Well, this isn't the first time Google has surprised us by customizing the appearance of Google Maps.

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Today, 10 March is Mario Day, and Google Maps is rolling out the Easter Egg on Friday and it will be live for a week.

The news was officially shared by Google through their Google Maps official Twitter handle and you would be able to update the Google Maps app by now.

The feature only lasts for a week, so enjoy Mario Time while you can. At that point, the usual navigation arrow will turn into Mario himself. The new Mario icon can be seen on every route you take using Google Maps so it's kind of fun using your favourite gaming character, Mario in works for you through Google Maps.

Even a year ago, for April Fools' Day, Google Maps transformed into Ms. Pac-Man to prank a lot of people.


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