Google is working on making Maps not just a GPS tool, but also a personal recommendation tool.
At the company’s the company’s I/O 2018 developer conference, Google announced two new features for Google Maps called ‘For You’ and ‘Your Match.’
The For You feature suggests improved local recommendations. Users can find ideas for places to eat with custom recommendations, popular places and more. This is set to work similarly to apps like Trip Advisor and Yelp, except it’s built inside of Maps.
The Your Match feature will take content that you have entered into maps before, and use it to give your search results a score based on how much Google thinks you’ll like a specific location.
The match score uses machine learning to combine what Google knows about hundreds of millions of places based on what humans have put into maps, like reviews.
You can also long press on a location to add it to a list of places that are easily shareable, making it possible to make a list of your favourite restaurants and share it with friends when they visit.
These features will start arriving on iOS and Android later this summer.