Google IO 2018: Google Maps to become more personal, assistive with recommendations

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As Google mentions, there are times when walking directions based on Global Positioning System inside of Maps are less than stellar.

Last but not the least, Google has also introduced "For You" tab that will give the users a customized view of the trending places in the areas near them to select or view.

In the months ahead, Google Maps will be more than just turn-by-turn directions.

On the stage, Google vice president Aparna Chennapragada explained how the app can be unreliable at times, where users end up taking a long time to figure out which direction they have to go. Simply point your camera down a street, and the app can identify restaurants and display their user ratings. For instance, Google Maps will gradually know that you don't like pizza or you like watching cricket and would score that for future recommendations. Once a decision is made, reservations and even rides can be booked via Google Maps. Down below navigation on Maps will also be visible. Just choose a particular area, and it will show you all the activities, options, events and lists of suggested trends.

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Better yet, while in VPS mode, you'll get additional information on the buildings and landmarks around you. This will be based on your previous reviews and likes at the locations you have previously visited, like restaurants or recreation center.

Adding the essence of a social network, Google Maps will soon incorporate a new group planning feature that lets users create shareable shortlists making it easier to coordinate plans with friends and family. The focus has shifted from Maps being exclusively a navigation tool to it becoming an AI-powered personalized service offering customized suggestions and recommendations based on location.

Google Maps learns about these preferences based on the way you've rated this along with other areas and your tastes, which you may really set manually from the Google Maps settings after this upgrade goes live.

A redesigned Explore tab will be your hub for new and interesting places to explore.

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