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Google Maps to Add More than 45,000 Community, Public Toilets in ‘Loo Review’

As many as 45,000 toilets cover 1,700 cities in India, however, the Centre has not shared the data of the rural toilets shown on the app

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The company is also introducing new guidelines for its raters, over 10,000 people that review the search engine. Pixabay

Google Maps has added more than 45,000 community and public toilets as part of the Central government’s “Loo Review” campaign, according to media reports.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs joined hands with Google to launch the Loo Review campaign in September 2018 to encourage all local guides in India to rate and review public toilets on Google Maps.

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Google Maps has added more than 45,000 community and public toilets as part of the Central government’s “Loo Review” campaign, according to media reports. Pixabay

The official data, mentioned during Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech earlier in July, showed that the toilet locator feature on the app has witnessed monumental growth, reports added.

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As many as 45,000 toilets cover 1,700 cities in India, however, the Centre has not shared the data of the rural toilets shown on the app. The campaign is part of a feature which allows all citizens to locate public toilets in their cities on Google Maps, Google Search and the Assistant and also provide feedback on the same. (IANS)

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Google Maps to Unveil ‘Local Guides’ for Personalised Recommendations

Last week, Google Maps rolled out an update that lets you take control over your profile picture and your bio

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In addition to providing smart recommendations based on places you rate and visit, you'll now be able to follow pre-selected Local Guides and discover new locations thanks to their reviews on Google Maps. Pixabay

With nifty updates and additions, Google Maps has been evolving since quite some time and now the company is working towards adding a new functionality that would let users to follow Local Guides for better personalised recommendations.

For the time being, the new and extremely useful feature is being currently piloted in nine cities including Delhi, San Francisco, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, London, New York, Osaka, and Mexico City.

In addition to providing smart recommendations based on places you rate and visit, you’ll now be able to follow pre-selected Local Guides and discover new locations thanks to their reviews.

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With nifty updates and additions, Google Maps has been evolving since quite some time and now the company is working towards adding a new functionality that would let users to follow Local Guides for better personalised recommendations. Pixabay

The connoisseurs are picked based on how active they are on Maps and the number of posts on the platform, Android Police reported on Saturday.

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Last week, Google Maps rolled out an update that lets you take control over your profile picture and your bio. (IANS)