Google Maps is testing a new “Popular dishes” tab with crowdsourced images of the dishes that people are ordering based on photos and reviews.
“So, what’s good here?” How often have you Googled a restaurant you haven’t been to before hoping to get a better idea of what to expect? When the owner’s or visitors’ images aren’t helpful enough how do you decide what to get?
Google is now making it easier for you to connect the dots between menu and crowdsourced images, to find out “what people are ordering, based on photos and reviews.” A Menu page already appears on some restaurant listings, but Google is taking it one step further with a “Popular dishes” tab that will help people find out from other users about signature dishes at restaurants.
When did Google Maps get these crowd sourced menu pics? So valuable! pic.twitter.com/hOUOIIfbj9
— Taylor Wimberly (@wimbet) May 3, 2019
The dishes appear in cards and include an image and title, as well as links to more images and reviews that users can click on to research reviews of their meal. Users can also “Suggest an edit” as the data is public and crowdsourced as well.
The new feature is only being tested at the moment and we have no indication as to when it might be rolled out further.