Google Maps: Users Will Now Have Their Own Profiles, and Can Follow Each Other

Google Maps: Users Will Now Have Their Own Profiles, and Can Follow Each Other

According
to
Google,
more
than
one
billion
individuals
use
Maps
to
navigate
and
explore
the
world.
The
Google
Maps
application
has
evolved
from
being
just
a
simple
navigation
tool
to
a
social
network.
The
application
offers
several
features
such
as
offering
business
info
as
well
as
personalized
recommendations.
Last
year,
the
company
experimented
with
allowing
people
to
follow
pre-selected
Local
Guides.
Now,
it
seems
that
the
company
is
expanding
this
program
to
include
all
users
of
the
Maps
app.
This
means
that
Google
is
turning
Maps
into
a
social
media
network.

The
service
now
allows
all
users
to
follow
each
other
on
the
application,
and
those
who
have
shared
images,
lists,
or
reviews
on
the
app
will
have
their
own
profiles
on
the
app.
With
the
recent
upgrade,
the
updated
profile
pages
look
like
a
Facebook
or
Instagram
pages,
and
the
profiles
feature
a
Follow
button.
After
you
have
followed
a
user
on
Google
Maps,
you
will
receive
all
the
latest
updates
from
that
user,
and
the
updates
will
appear
on
the
Updates
tab
of
the
Maps
application.
Today,
the
company
has
begun
rolling
out
the
new
feature
to
all
users
across
the
globe.

On
Thursday,

the
company
announced
this
update
via
a
blog
post.
The
updated
profiles
show
an
image
of
the
user,
and
you
can
also
write
a
short
tagline
that
will
appear
below
your
profile
image.
The
profile
also
displays
how
many
users
follow
you
on
Maps,
and
how
many
profiles
you
are
following.
You
will
also
see
lists
of
the
number
of
recommendations
a
user
has
made.

Some
users
might
want
to
keep
their
city’s
hidden
gems
to
themselves,
they
can
also
make
their
profile
restricted.
This
feature
allows
users
to
manually
approve
those
who
request
to
follow
them
on
Google
Maps.
Along
with
the
new
feature
that
allows
you
to
follow
users
on
Maps,
the
company
is
also
introducing
new
topic
filters
on
these
updated
profile
pages.
The
topic
filters
display
the
places
people
share
about
often.

Under
the
heads
of
different
topic
filters,
Maps
provides
all
related
suggestions
from
finding
the
perfect
café
to
exploring
hidden
gems
in
a
city.
While
some
don’t
want
to
use
this
feature,
it
would
be
a
cool
thing
for
you
if
you
live
in
a
bigger
city
with
Local
Guides
who
post
about
all
the
new
cool
places
consistently.

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