Google Maps Is Changing: 3 Biggest New Features You Should Know


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Mar 30, 2024


A popular navigation program, Google Maps is renowned for its abundance of features and frequent updates that improve the user experience.

Google Maps Is Changing: 3 Biggest New Features You Should Know

Google has updated Maps’ design for a modern look and added three new features ahead of the summer travel season.

Google Updates Maps’ Design

In order to increase visibility on the map, the new design has a simpler home screen with fewer tabs and new pin colors. In a few US and Canadian locations, Google Maps now provides hand-picked restaurant recommendations that are sourced from locals and professionals.

By entering their destination city and swiping up, users may explore lists of recommended restaurants from reliable sources like as Lonely Planet and The Infatuation.

The Trending list, which is updated every week, showcases the most popular new eateries based on the buzz created on Maps. While Hidden Gems highlights lesser-known local favorites, the Top list highlights the community’s all-time favorites.

Google Maps users can now make lists of their favorite locations, which makes sharing recommendations and trip planning easier. With just a tap on “New list” in the Saved menu, users may quickly create a list and add locations they find on Maps.

Users can enhance recommendations with their own reviews and experiences by adding links to social media items in their lists. Later this month, a global upgrade to the list function will be available for iOS and Android smartphones, providing improved sharing and trip planning options.

Google Maps To Use AI

Google Maps now uses artificial intelligence (AI) to scan reviews and photographs and highlight noteworthy characteristics, giving users a short overview of a location before they arrive. AI can recognize foods in images and provide consumers with useful information about them, such as names, pricing, popularity, and nutritional values, to assist them choose what to eat.

Using this information, users can determine whether a reservation is required in advance based on the popularity and availability of particular foods. The AI-powered function improves the Google Maps user experience by offering useful location-related information.

These changes show how dedicated Google is to making Maps more useful and functional for people all over the world. With the help of artificial intelligence and user-generated information, Google Maps keeps developing into a complete travel and navigation tool.

Google Maps users should find it easier and more pleasurable to plan and explore their travels with the new capabilities. Google Maps continues to be a popular option for travelers and explorers thanks to its carefully chosen recommendations, improved organizing features, and AI-powered insights.

Users can anticipate a gradual rollout of these upgrades, which will bring improved usability and functionality to the whole Google Maps platform.

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