Google is finally presenting the local search features previewed previously this year, including the capability to search your environments with your phone’s video camera.
At Google’s Search On virtual conference in September, the company had individuals buzzing over its innovative updates to regional search.
Google previewed an alternative to search for restaurants by dish and a new search capability developed into Google Maps’ Live View.
Those updates and more are now readily available. Here’s an overview of the regional search updates introducing today.
Updates To Google Local Browse
Search With Live View
Starting next week, search with Google Maps Live View is rolling out 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 cam to find details about locations around you. Discover whether an organization is open, how busy it is, the price range, and its star rating.
Search For Dining Establishments By Meal
There are 2 new ways to discover dining establishments in your local area.
Look for restaurants that serve a specific dish by either typing it in by hand 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 an image or take a screenshot of a meal, include the words ‘near me,’ and instantly discover a place that sells it close by.
Discover Quick Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles
Google is including a filter to searches for electric car charge stations that make it much easier to discover 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 higher. You can also filter for stations that use your EV’s plug enter more nations. These features are live now on Android and iOS in nations where
EV charging stations are available. Find Wheelchair Accessible Places In More Countries The ability to search Google for
wheelchair-accessible, stair-free locations is now readily available worldwide. After switching 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 an area isn’t wheelchair-accessible, you’ll see the exact same icon with a strikethrough. Source: Google Featured Image: BestForBest/Best SMM Panel