Google is rolling out a new feature for Google Maps in India. In the last month, Google has shipped some new features including local bus schedule, live train status and mixed-mode commute suggestions in the country. Today, the company has introduced three more new features that include a redesigned, India-focused Explore tab, a new For You experience, and dining Offers.
The ‘Explore tab‘ has been redesigned for India that brings seven shortcuts that you can access from the Explore tab: Restaurants, Petrol Pumps, ATMs, Offers, Shopping, Hotels, and Medical Shops. Google Maps uses Machine Learning to automatically identify the top suggestions across these categories in every city. This tab also shows the top placed to visit in your city.
The ‘For You’ tab shows new restaurants, trending places, and personalized recommendations according to your interests. It also uses the ‘Your Match’ score, which uses ML to combine what Google knows about millions of places with the information you’ve added restaurants, you’ve rated, cuisines you’ve liked, and places you have visited.
When you use this feature for the first time, you can choose your city for the personalized recommendation. Even, you can follow any businesses to get the regular business updates from that company.
Last but not least, the new Offers section in the Explore tab where let you find deals and claim them at restaurants across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, and Hyderabad. Google has partnered with EazyDiner to bring offers for over 4,000 restaurants with few more coming soon. As of now, this section is only available for the Android app, while other features are rolling out to Google Maps users on Android and iOS.
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