And now it looks like Google has finally heard the feedback, so a recent update introduces a new section in the Settings screen where users can enable a different language in the application.
All you need to do is launch the app, tap the profile picture in the top right corner, and head over to the configuration screen of Google Maps. After the update, you should see a new menu called App language, and tapping it lets you choose from close to 80 languages.
An app reboot would then be required to save the changes and enable the new language in the interface of Google Maps.
As per reports, the new feature is rolling out gradually to devices across the world, and right now, it seems to be enabled with a server-side switch by Google itself. In other words, while some are going to get this new app language interface in Google Maps, others will just have to wait a little bit longer.
Google has remained tight-lipped on the ETA of this feature, so nobody knows for sure when general availability is supposed to be reached.
And of course, given Google is the one enabling this feature for each device, there’s not much you can do to get it earlier. It’s all being released as part of a gradual rollout, so the new language options would go live for more users when it is ready.