Google fixes MTR exit feature in Maps app, after disappearance vexes Hongkongers

Google has restored the numbered MTR exit symbols on its Google Maps application in Hong Kong, after they disappeared for much of September.

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Commuters had been complaining for weeks on social media about their absence.

When asked as to why the issue kept reoccurring, a spokesperson for Google told HKFP:  “The issue has been fixed. Hongkongers can now see MTR exits again on Google Maps.”

The “bug” has occurred multiple times over the past two years.

The lack of an explanation caused similar annoyance among users: “Are we going to hear any more about this?  Have they become state secrets?” asked one user on a Google support forum.

“Is it a bug? or you intentionally remove them? I don’t understand why it has to repeatedly occur. It’s a perfectly fine data, what is the problem?” asked another.