Caption: A screenshot of Google Maps that shows trending lists in New Delhi.1. The new Explore tab, with lists by the Google Local Guides team - Android & iOS
To find the redesigned Explore tab, open your Google Maps app and swipe up. Alongside trending lists made by Google, you’ll be able to spot lists by the Google Local Guides team starting in 17 cities: Bangalore, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Rio, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, and Tokyo! Use the comments to post lists you find, and tell us what you think of them. Caption: A gif showing the "Your match" feature on Google Maps.
2. A progress bar to keep track of places you’ve visited on featured lists - Android
Love a list in the Explore tab? You can see how many of the places you’ve visited--just make sure to turn on Location History. Follow all your favorite lists and try to visit every place on them so you can share your experience through ratings, reviews, and photos.
3. Your match - Android
Tap on any restaurant and you’ll now see how closely it fits your preferences via Your match. The higher the percentage, the more likely it’s a place you might like. That’s because the algorithm takes into account things like your ratings of similar places, so keep it up to improve your matches. You can also find top matches quickly via the new For you tab. It shows places you might like near you, and lets you follow other neighborhoods you care about, too.
To access the newest features as soon as they’re available, be sure to consistently update your Google Maps app from the App Store or Play Store. For an overview of all the new features, check out Google’s official blog, The Keyword.