Google Map new update will now allow you to follow local guides and explore their contributions
You all must be aware of Google Maps, it is the best location service that is being used all over the globe. Many of you don’t know that Google Maps has an exciting feature known as Local Guide. Local Guides is a global community of explorers who write reviews, share photos, answer questions, add or edit places, and check facts on Google Maps. Millions of people rely on contributions like yours to decide where to go and what to do.
Back in 2019, Google experimented with the Maps by adding a follow button for these local guides that grabs the local guides’ contribution on your “For you” tab in the update section. Now after a year, Google has finally introduced this feature for all the users, which means you can now follow a local guide with your profile. By adding this feature Google Maps now can be said as a social network.
The updated profiles look a lot like a Twitter or Facebook page, with a follow button and the number of followers the account has. Once you follow a user, you’ll receive their posts, recommendations, and other wisdom in the Updates tab of the Maps app.
Along with this, the company has also added a new topic filter on Google Maps profiles, so you can see the topics and places people share about the most, like pizza, brunch, camping, and parks.
How to follow a Maps contributor or verified account?
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
- Tap Updates Updates and then For you.
- Scroll to “Recommended people” and tap Follow.
Once you follow a Maps contributor or verified account, you’ll find their reviews, ratings, photos, and other public contributions to Google Maps in the “For you” tab.
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