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Connect_2_Years_Celebration.gifCaption: A graphic displaying the number two in alternating screens with celebratory decor including balloons, champagne, and candy.

It’s been two years since we officially first launched Connect!

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We’re highlighting the ways you can control and see what you share with us and others.

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Fresh from Google I/O: Maps will help you find exciting spots in your area through a redesigned Explore tab and a new feature called Your match.

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Our Google Local Guides editorial team has put together lists of great places to watch the games.

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explore_ibwYOwz_Cut4_B.gifThe redesigned Explore tab that will launch on Google Maps.Get a sneak peek of some of the coolest updates coming to Google Maps with this news from the annual conference.

 

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VIDEOTIPS_CONNECT_STATIC-01.pngCaption: Image showing Connect Live branding: a global skyline with fireworks, with video clapboard.Follow our tips from YouTube Contributors to create a great Connect Live application video. 

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Starting right now, you’ll earn twice as many points for adding reviews on Google Maps.

 

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Adding questions and answers about places on Google Maps is a great way to share knowledge. Now you can see all of your Q&As on the Your Contributions tab.

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Introducing #LetsGuide, a new celebration of the community’s interests and passions.

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When you create public lists on Google Maps, you can show visitors the best places to go in your city. Now, you can make them even more useful.

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One of the top ideas from this year’s Summit is ready for you to try. Here’s how to turn on Proximity Alerts.

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Screenshot 2017-12-15 at 5.01.12 PM.pngWe’re unveiling something new at our pop-up store in New York: Drop in, and help build a monument to LGBTQ civil rights.

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We want to know what you'd like to see on Voyager in 2018. Check out all of this year's stories, and add your ideas in the comments.

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One of your most-requested features just went live! Now you can uncover missing info on Google Maps for iOS.

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Show local love for your favorite small businesses in the U.S. on social by sharing your photos with #SmallThanks and @google; select businesses will get marketing support from Google. 

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Local Guides in Hyderabad got together to celebrate their city’s famous dish. Watch the video!

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We have great news for Local Guides who share thoughtful, thorough, detailed reviews of places on Google Maps: Now, they’re worth twice as many points.

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Lists have arrived on your desktop. Now when you find places on Google Maps, you can save them to lists that will sync across your devices.

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Want to support small businesses in November? Post photos from your favorite stores for a chance to be featured.

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IMG-3467.JPGYou don’t need a fancy camera to take photos like the amazing @Davo_dw. Here’s how he captures beautiful landscapes with nothing more than a phone.

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