The latest 6.9 update to the Google Maps application that brings the feature out of its hiding place in the Settings menu and into a more prominent location, breaks offline maps for a lot of countries where the feature was previously available, and that’s a bummer. As far as we could tell in our tests, you can make maps available for offline viewing for most countries and cities in Western countries, but cross an invisible line and go in say Africa or Eastern Europe and the feature suddenly stops working. What’s bad is that what previously worked for countries and cities, now suddenly is no longer available despite the update aiming to bring offline maps to more people. So for the time being, if you can no longer save maps for offline viewing on Google Maps, we can only recommend you uninstall the app and revert back to a version 6.8.1 or earlier. From there, you’d still be able to have offline maps by going to the Labs menu in Settings.