One of Android Oreo’s main new features is picture-in-picture mode, which launches apps into little windows that go over other apps. The feature was added to Google Maps a couple weeks ago, but it wasn’t functioning properly until a few days ago. Even now, it isn’t fully working, with PiP windows sometimes not triggering when users hit the home button during navigation. That said, Google is saying that this will be fixed soon, marking the official rollout of PiP for Maps.
Thus, if you are experiencing issues with Google Maps and picture-in-picture mode on your Android 8.0 Oreo-powered device, your problems should be resolved within the coming weeks as the feature fully rolls out.