In order to allow the user to access recommendations from top local guides in nine major tourist cities, google maps will soon test new functionality for the same. The goal for availing the functionality is to enable internet users quick access to reviews of restaurants and various attractions that are worth a visit.
Google’s motive is to simplify life for maps users. Google already has a total of 120 million local guides in 24,000 cities, towns and places all around the globe. All of them regularly share their various experiences by posting reviews and photos.
An initial testing phase will shortly begin in Bangkok, Thailand, Delhi, India, London, England, Mexico City Mexico, New York, and San Francisco, United States, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
The best local guides selected from among the most active contributors to Google Maps will directly appear in the applications in the “For You” tab. Thereafter users will be able to “follow” the guides so as to have access to all the recommendations, reviews, photos.
This latest news follows that the reviews of hotels, restaurants, and museums can be translated in the application now that Google Translate has been integrated into Maps. Google is all ready to place a new translator feature that will enable smartphones to pronounce place names and addresses in any language, which should be of major use to tourists who experience hassle in understanding the local languages.
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