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Google Rolls out ‘Maps’ Updates Globally

"Google Maps" would also keep a track of eateries featured in the "trending" lists that users have tried and would want to try out, based on their interests

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Google's new Search feature gives single result to certain queries. Pixabay

Google has now rolled out updates to its “Maps” globally that were introduced in May, including the redesigned “Explore” tab with quick recommendations for eatries and more.

With the updates, users would be able to find exactly what they have been looking for, including restaurants, bars and cafes.

“Whether you’re staying local or planning a trip, you can always find the perfect spot no matter where you are in the world,” Sophia Lin, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

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Google on a smartphone device, Pixabay

The new “Explore” tab would surface the top events and activities happening around, along with photos, descriptions and filter by categories like “good for kids,” “cheap” or “indoor or outdoor.”

“Google Maps” would also keep a track of eateries featured in the “trending” lists that users have tried and would want to try out, based on their interests.

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Additionally, the “Location History” feature would come with a “Your Match” choice, which, depending on a numeric rating would suggest users “how likely they are to enjoy a place based on their own preferences.”

The “Explore” tab is available to all Android and iOS users globally and the “Your Match” feature is accessible to Android users worldwide, Lin added. (IANS)

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New Update Adds Translation Feature In Google Maps

Google Maps update adds new translator feature

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Google Maps is adding a new translation feature that will help travellers communicate effectively. Pixabay

Google Maps is adding a new translation feature that will allow a phone to speak out a place’s name and address in the local lingo in order to help travellers communicate with their hosts more effectively.

“Simply tap the new speaker button next to the place name or address, and Google Maps will say it out loud, making your next trip that much simpler, and when you want to have a deeper conversation, Google Maps will quickly link you to the Google Translate app,” Google said in a blog post on Wednesday.

The new feature will be launched this month on Android and iOS with support for 50 languages. More languages will arrive in the future, Google says.

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The new feature will be launched this month on Android and iOS with support for 50 languages. Pixabay

Additionally, the text-to-speech technology will automatically detect what language a phone is using to determine and at which places a user might travel.

Moreover, for deeper conversations beyond directions and location names, Google Maps will now also link the user directly to the Google Translate app.

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Currently, the US based search engine started rolling out incognito mode for Google Maps to Android devices.

The new mode, first announced four months ago at Google IO, has already started to land on smartphones globally. (IANS)