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Version 9.4 of Google Maps Includes Local Guides

Category: Mobile
Posted: 04:14PM

Google has persistently upgraded its Maps application in the past, with the addition of Uber integration, shareable directions, suggestions for nearby restaurants, and more. In an effort to improve Maps, as well as compete with Yelp, Google has added a new feature to version 9.4 of Maps, known as Local Guides. The feature, which is essentially a rebranding of the City Experts program, allows Google Maps users to view destination recommendations given by individuals who are labeled as Local Guides. These city experts can only be classified as Local Guides once they successfully achieve the milestone of having 50 high-quality reviews, making them more reputable over others who review eateries, public attractions, music venues, and more.

Version 9.4 of Google Maps is expected to rollout through the Play Store in a staggered fashion, something that is quite usual for application upgrades pushed by Google.

Source: PCWorld

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