Google is finally presenting the local search features previewed previously this year, consisting of the capability to search your environments with your phone’s electronic camera.
At Google’s Browse On virtual conference in September, the business had people buzzing over its ingenious updates to local search.
Google previewed an option to search for restaurants by meal and a brand-new search capability constructed into Google Maps’ Live View.
Those updates and more are now available. Here’s an overview of the regional search updates releasing today.
Updates To Google Local Search
Browse With Live View
Starting 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. Browse with Live View enables you to use your phone’s video camera to discover info about locations around you. Learn whether an organization is open, how busy it is, the price range, and its star ranking.
Search For Restaurants By Dish
There are two brand-new methods to discover restaurants in your city.
Look for restaurants that serve a specific meal by either typing it in manually or conducting 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 right away discover a location that sells it nearby.
Find Quick Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles
Google is adding a filter to searches for electric vehicle charge stations that make it easier to find fast chargers.
Screenshot from: blog.google/ products/maps/new-maps-updates-to-help-you-make-the-most-of-the-holidays/, November 2022. Look for”EV charging stations” and
choose the “fast charge” filter. You’ll see stations with battery chargers 50kW or greater. You can also filter for stations that offer your EV’s plug type in more nations. These features are live now on Android and iOS in countries where
EV charging stations are available. Discover Wheelchair Accessible Places In More Countries The ability to browse Google for
wheelchair-accessible, stair-free locations is now offered 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 available entrance. If a location isn’t wheelchair-accessible, you’ll see the same icon with a strikethrough. Source: Google Included Image: BestForBest/Best SMM Panel