Google is finally presenting the local search functions previewed earlier this year, including the capability to search your surroundings with your phone’s video camera.
At Google’s Search On virtual conference in September, the company had individuals buzzing over its ingenious updates to local search.
Google previewed an alternative to search for restaurants by meal and a new search capability built into Google Maps’ Live View.
Those updates and more are now readily available. Here’s an overview of the local search updates introducing today.
Updates To Google Local Browse
Browse With Live View
Beginning next week, search with Google Maps Live View is presenting in London, Los Angeles, New York City, 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 use your phone’s electronic camera to discover details about places around you. Learn whether a business is open, how busy it is, the cost variety, and its star score.
Search For Restaurants By Dish
There are 2 brand-new ways to discover dining establishments in your city.
Search for dining establishments that serve a specific meal by either typing it in manually 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 an image or take a screenshot of a dish, add the words ‘near me,’ and immediately discover a place that offers it nearby.
Find Quick Charging Stations For Electric Cars
Google is including a filter to searches for electric car charge stations that make it much easier to discover quick 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
select the “quick charge” filter. You’ll see stations with chargers 50kW or higher. You can also filter for stations that use your EV’s plug key in more countries. These functions are live now on Android and iOS in countries where
EV charging stations are readily available. Discover Wheelchair Accessible Places In More Nations The capability to search Google for
wheelchair-accessible, stair-free locations is now available worldwide. After switching on the” Available Places”setting in the Google Maps app, you’ll see a wheelchair icon in service
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