Google Maps is testing a new feature that allows users to find and follow other users, more specifically looking to connect users to top “Local Guides.”
If you ask experts what makes a platform “social,” most will answer that it is the ability to connect with and/or follow other users.
Google Maps is set to take its biggest ever step towards being more of a social networking platform, as it begins testing a new feature that allows users to follow top “Local Guides” – its community members who actively review businesses, post photos and share detailled information on Google Maps.
As part of the test, users in select markets are now able to follow their Local Guides by clicking on a new “follow” button that appears on their profiles. Once you follow someone, their recommendations and updates will be shown for you when using Google Maps, as part of a new “For You” section.
The test is live in selected market/cities across the world: Bangkok, Delhi, London, Mexico City, New York, Osaka, San Francisco, São Paulo, and Tokyo.
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