Google Maps Added New Features: Updates You Should Be Aware

For people who love to travel know that Google is their saving grace when a situation like getting lost. It is really good to go to places you wanted to go. However, you have limited resources when it comes to directions. If you are living way back where technology is insufficient, it will be harder for you but now that there is internet, browsers, it is easier for you to travel.


One of the online maps that people are using is Google Maps. If you are an avid user of this application, it is time for your to celebrate since your favorite online map is going to have an update with new features. For some who aren’t into Google Maps, here are some of the reasons why most of the people are using it, as stated on Google’s website.

  • Get directions and start navigation
  • Set your home and work
  • Get info about a place

Now, as Google improved the features of their Google Maps, listed below are the things you may want to know about it.

Newsfeed-like structure

Everyone wants easy access. Through the new feature of Google Maps, it is now easy to access the application. It has a “For You” button that will help you in looking for the places you want. As mentioned, it has a newsfeed-like structure. Just like your social media accounts, you can follow the places you have been and haven’t been.

You will get to be updated about the different events that will be going to happen at the particular place. In an interview with Techcrunch, Sophia Lin, Google’s senior product manager on the Google Maps team said, “People had problems finding out what’s new. Sometimes you are really lucky and you’re walking down the street and stumble across something, but oftentimes that’s not the case and you find out about something six months after it opened.”

Matches with your preference

Wouldn’t it be nice if you will find it easier to look for the perfect place where you and family could eat? Aside from directing you the place, Google Maps also have the capacity of suggesting the places you can go to. This feature is one of the innovations you will definitely love since you won’t longer be torn between having a burger or just a scoop of ice cream.

Plan with your group

Being in a group of nine people is huge enough to think of different food places. It will be hard for the nine of you to think of a place that will not just satisfy your eyes but also your wallet as well. Users can create a list of ideas for them and their friends. You can do this with the help of the chat head bubble that can help you in browsing the places.

Google Maps is said to launch the newest features they have this summer of 2018. However, the new feature will only be available on the app for now, before people can have an access to it on the web. Despite having Apple Maps, Google Maps still made it available for iOS devices and also to Android.

Want to learn more about Google Maps? Check out Scoopfed for latest updates.

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Edna Webb

I am Edna Webb and I love technology. I have always been fascinated by anything that has to do with computers, gadgets, and software. This led me to study Computer Science in college and eventually become a full-stack developer and editor at I love to write about technology and share my thoughts with others. I also enjoy photography, eating different delicacies, and following tech closely.

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