Google is lastly rolling out the local search functions previewed previously this year, including the ability to search your surroundings with your phone’s camera.
At Google’s Browse On virtual conference in September, the company had individuals buzzing over its innovative updates to regional search.
Google previewed a choice to search for dining establishments by meal and a new search ability built into Google Maps’ Live View.
Those updates and more are now offered. Here’s an overview of the local search updates introducing today.
Updates To Google Local Search
Search With Live View
Beginning next week, search with Google Maps Live View is presenting in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo on Android and iOS.
Screenshot from: blog.google/ products/maps/new-maps-updates-to-help-you-make-the-most-of-the-holidays/, November 2022. Search with Live View permits you to utilize your phone’s video camera to discover info about locations around you. Learn whether a company is open, how busy it is, the rate variety, and its star ranking.
Look for Dining Establishments By Meal
There are two brand-new ways to discover restaurants in your city.
Look for dining establishments that serve a specific dish by either typing it in by hand or carrying out a visual search with Google Lens.
Screenshot from: blog.google/ products/search/searching-for-holiday-meals/, November 2022. Screenshot from: blog.google/ products/search/searching-for-holiday-
meals/, November 2022. Google’s’ multisearch near me ‘is releasing today in English in the U.S. Now, you can use Lens in the Google app to snap a photo or take a screenshot of a dish, include the words ‘near me,’ and immediately find a location that sells it nearby.
Discover Quick Charging Stations For Electric Cars
Google is adding a filter to searches for electrical car charge stations that make it simpler to discover fast chargers.
Screenshot from: blog.google/ products/maps/new-maps-updates-to-help-you-make-the-most-of-the-holidays/, November 2022. Search for”EV charging stations” and
pick the “quick charge” filter. You’ll see stations with chargers 50kW or greater. You can also filter for stations that use your EV’s plug key in more nations. These features are live now on Android and iOS in nations where
EV charging stations are readily available. Discover Wheelchair Accessible Places In More Countries The ability to search Google for
wheelchair-accessible, stair-free places is now readily available worldwide. After turning on the” Accessible Places”setting in the Google Maps app, you’ll see a wheelchair icon in company
profiles if it has an accessible entrance. If a location isn’t wheelchair-accessible, you’ll see the very same icon with a strikethrough. Source: Google Featured Image: BestForBest/Best SMM Panel