Google is one of the few companies who do not hesitate to combine their services, often integrating them with each other quite deeply. That only is the “Google Lens” in the Google Chrome, Google Meet in the composition of the Gmail or “Google Translator” in the Assistant. In General, nothing unusual in this. Both that, and another, and the third, in principle, constitute quite adequate combination. But Google, in its usual manner decided to go ahead and turn Google Maps into a kind of social network.
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Google has released an update of Google Maps for Android, which turned all of the usual map service into something like the social network. Now there appeared a profile pages, the ability to post photos, exchange messages and to issue subscription. Indeed, users of Google Maps before I could put photos of places, food and attractions that they filmed themselves, and the institutions had their own profiles with contact data. Only now to have profiles and share photos can regular users – local experts.
Who are the experts Google
Local experts in Google Maps is the active category of user who appreciate the places they have visited, write about them, share pictures, answer questions of other users and correcting mistakes. For this Google gives them points, badges and allows thus to increase their levels. The higher the level the more rewards, the higher the authority of the expert. They are all innovations, which are subject to the fresh updates in the first place. For example, they were the first to become available mode of the AR navigation.
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The exterior of the profile expert in Google Maps very similar to those in Instagram. There’s a user icon, the Subscribe button, the column with the number of followers, subscribers and those who signed himself an expert. Below, you can leave the description and also mention the preference in the institutions and the direction in which the EA operates. For example, estimates food makes adjustments in the descriptions of the institutions, etc. And the main part of the page are photos – just like in Instagtam.
Why do we need profiles in Google Maps
If you are an local expert, you can limit users in their right to go to your page. That is, in this sense, Google Maps is no different from Instagram. Here, as there, you must first apply for membership, which the author of the profile can approve or deny in its sole discretion. As a result, even in such a seemingly open – conditions it is possible to keep confidential or at least any kind of mystery, leaving the secret places that you have visited.
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Why is all this necessary? Well, obviously, first, Google expects to increase the influence of Google Maps, luring new users. But, in fact, to Google in social network map service did not make one. Secondly, it is a really useful upgrade that will allow you to follow local city guides. Thus, for example, can not only become better acquainted with a strange city, but with his. After all, even though I live in Saransk, but still know far not about all institutions. What to say about Muscovites, which at hand may be dozens of institutions in which they were not.