Whether you already know the city or your next holiday destination, Google Maps is already an incredible navigation tool. But Google is increasingly looking to extend the app beyond direction and navigation. The new google map is an example, because Google wants to help map users explore their destinations to the maximum with the help of actual users and local guides, whose content will take a prominent place in the app.
New features added to Google Maps include the local wizard feature. Google is now ready to launch local guide recommendations directly to users in Google Maps’ “For You” tab. This feature is only available in certain markets, bangkok, Delhi, London, Mexico City, New York, Osaka, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Tokyo people will soon see popular local guides on Google Maps’ “For You” tab.
Google explains in the help document that it selects a local wizard to test the features of the new version based on a number of factors, including the city in which it is chosen, how often the local wizard shares the recommendations, and the quality and frequency of contributions on the map. It is not clear how contributors will become local wizards in the new version of Google Maps, but the feature may be available to other markets in the future.