The redesigned Explore tab that will launch on Google Maps.Every year, Google hosts a conference called I/O where developers from around the world preview our upcoming launches. It’s happening now, and you can check out the Keyword blog to read about some of the coolest updates coming to Google Maps. It offers a sneak peek of some new features that will help you discover the best places near you. Look closely at the redesigned Explore tab, and you may spot the Google Local Guides badge!
That’s because our editorial team has been creating lists for this upcoming launch as part of our ongoing mission to showcase the power of this community. You can already find editorial lists and tips in Google Earth Voyager and across our social channels. We make these lists with help from millions of reviews shared by Local Guides like you. How? We choose fun themes and select places by considering things like star ratings, reviews, and other contributions from the community.
Use the comments here to tell us what lists you'd like to see for places in your city, and keep sharing your own great lists. Keep in mind these tips and add #LocalGuides to your list descriptions so we can find and feature them on social.