Google Maps has announced three new features for Indian users. The company has introduced a new Explore tab, For You and dining Offers on its platform.
Starting with the Explore tab, the new feature will basically give suggestions on dining, events, and things to do in the area in the application. The company has also added seven new shortcuts to the Explore tab. These include Restaurants, Petrol Pumps, ATMs, Offers, Shopping, Hotels, and Chemists. The company has claimed that Google Maps will identifies suggestions across these categories in every city by using machine learning.
Then there is For You tab, which will provide customised information about new restaurants, trending places and recommendations according to a user’s need. There is a You Match score, which uses machine learning to combine what Google Maps know about millions of places with the information a user has added like restaurants rated, cuisines liked, and places visited. Users need to select areas or localities when they first use this feature to get personalised and relevant recommendations over time. “The For You tab offers a simple, assistive experience to help discover the city with a single tap — and it will continue to improve over time,” the company said in a statement.
Lastly, the company has introduced new Offer section in Google Maps where users can find deals at restaurants across the top 11 cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Hyderabad. In order to use this feature, one needs to tap the ‘Offers’ shortcut in the Explore tab or filter for restaurants with offers. The new feature has been with partnership EazyDinner.
The company has revealed that Google Maps users will get exclusive access to EazyDiner Prime offers for 15 days, across 1,500+ restaurants, with a guaranteed discount of at least 25 per cent on all of them. To avail this offer, users can look out for the ‘ EXCLUSIVE’ tag while exploring ‘Offers’ on Google Maps.