Google is finally rolling out the regional search features previewed previously this year, consisting of the ability to browse your environments with your phone’s video camera.
At Google’s Browse On virtual conference in September, the company had people buzzing over its ingenious updates to local search.
Google previewed an alternative to search for dining establishments by dish and a new search ability developed into Google Maps’ Live View.
Those updates and more are now available. Here’s an introduction of the local search updates releasing today.
Updates To Google Local Browse
Search With Live View
Starting 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. Browse with Live View enables you to use your phone’s camera to discover information about places around you. Discover whether a company is open, how hectic it is, the price range, and its star rating.
Look for Dining Establishments By Dish
There are 2 new methods to discover restaurants in your area.
Search for restaurants that serve a specific meal 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 launching 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 meal, add the words ‘near me,’ and instantly find a place that sells it close by.
Find Fast Charging Stations For Electric Cars
Google is adding a filter to searches for electric vehicle charge stations that make it much easier to find fast battery 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
choose the “quick charge” filter. You’ll see stations with battery chargers 50kW or greater. You can likewise filter for stations that offer your EV’s plug enter more countries. These features are live now on Android and iOS in countries where
EV charging stations are available. Find Wheelchair Accessible Places In More Nations The ability to browse Google for
wheelchair-accessible, stair-free locations is now available worldwide. After turning on the” Available Places”setting in the Google Maps app, you’ll see a wheelchair icon in organization
profiles if it has an accessible entrance. If a location isn’t wheelchair-accessible, you’ll see the same icon with a strikethrough. Source: Google Featured Image: BestForBest/Best SMM Panel