Google’s New Local Search Functions Are Lastly Here

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Google is finally rolling out the regional search functions previewed earlier this year, including the capability to browse your surroundings with your phone’s video camera.

At Google’s Search On virtual conference in September, the company had people buzzing over its innovative updates to regional search.

Google previewed an option to look for restaurants by meal and a new search ability developed into Google Maps’ Live View.

Those updates and more are now available. Here’s an overview of the local search updates launching today.

Updates To Google Resident Browse

Browse With Live View

Beginning next week, search with Google Maps Live View is presenting 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. Browse with Live View allows you to use your phone’s camera to find details about places around you. Discover whether a company is open, how hectic it is, the rate variety, and its star rating.

Look for Restaurants By Dish

There are two new ways to find restaurants in your local area.

Look for restaurants that serve a specific meal 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 a picture or take a screenshot of a meal, include the words ‘near me,’ and immediately discover a place that offers it close by.

Find Quick Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles

Google is including a filter to searches for electrical lorry charge stations that make it easier to discover quick battery chargers.

Screenshot from: blog.google/ products/maps/new-maps-updates-to-help-you-make-the-most-of-the-holidays/, November 2022. Search for”EV charging stations” and

pick the “fast charge” filter. You’ll see stations with battery chargers 50kW or greater. You can likewise filter for stations that use your EV’s plug type in more nations. These functions are live now on Android and iOS in countries where

EV charging stations are available. Find Wheelchair Accessible Places In More Nations The capability to search Google for

wheelchair-accessible, stair-free locations is now offered worldwide. After turning on the” Accessible Places”setting in the Google Maps app, you’ll see a wheelchair icon in business

profiles if it has an accessible entrance. If a location isn’t wheelchair-accessible, you’ll see the same icon with a strikethrough. Source: Google Featured Image: BestForBest/Best SMM Panel