Google Maps is adding new Explore and For You sections, more

Google Maps is adding new Explore and For You sections, more

Google Maps is adding new Explore and For You sections, more

Since launch, Google has mapped over 220 countries and territories and is helping more than 1 billion Maps users. All of the invitees can then determine which place you want to hang out in, Google Maps will make the reservation for you, and it can even schedule rides to and from the restaurant.

A new tab called "For You" will be added to Google Maps, giving users custom tailored suggestions for places specified by the users, such as local neighbourhoods or frequently visited locations.

Match Scores: A "match" score will be displayed for food and drink venues according to how likely you are to enjoy them. So if a certain location is trending, or there is a new shop that has opened, this new section should populate that information for you.

A new For You tab will allow you to stay on top of the latest happenings in the areas you're into. Google has thought of this and has added in Group Planning tools. Besides directions, the mode also helps identify nearby places, so you have a better feel for the neighborhood.

In a demo at Google's I/O developer conference today (May 8), Google executives show how a phone's camera can use AR features to augment directions. A user can see the names of places around them, as well as street names and directions, right in front of them. With the upcoming update, you can create a shortlist of places within the app and share it with friends across any platform, so you can quickly vote and decide on a place to go. In the new camera interface, users will be able to tell precisely where they are and where they need to go.

Google is also utilising VPS to take visual cues such as landmarks and features seen by the camera to improve navigation. The company also did not divulge if all new features are coming to both Android and iOS, but it's safe to assume that they are heading to the app for iPhones and iPads due to the advanced augmented reality technologies of Apple's devices.

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