- Give developers more descriptive error messages
- Provide developers with a suggested solution to resolve the error
- Avoid popups for displaying error messages
- Create a positive experience for end-users in the event an error occurs
What happened when users saw the old error messages?
What do developers and users see now?
We now display 21 different error messages in the console —you can see the full list in our developer documentation. In addition, we've provided direct links from specific errors to self-service solutions on the developer site. We've also simplified the error messages displayed to end users -the improved error appears in the map div itself, allowing users to interact with the rest of the page even if the map load fails.
We hope these changes will improve your implementation and interactions with your end users.
I’ve been a Technical Solutions Engineer at Google for 6 years. I enjoy working on the Google Maps APIs because there is always a new discovery on maps. Outside of Google, I love beer, especially after skiing in the mountains.