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Google Moderator ‎03-14-2017 11:27 AM
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Announcing the Local Guides Summit 2017

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RosalieT Googler ‎03-08-2017 09:47 AM
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

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In honor of International Women’s Day 2017, we are featuring some of our most dynamic female Local Guides.

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Google Moderator ‎03-08-2017 09:00 AM
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Google Moderator ‎03-06-2017 10:15 AM
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Exclusive: Moderation on Google Maps for desktop

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Level 5 Local Guides can now help keep Google Maps accurate and up-to-date on their desktop devices.

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Google Moderator ‎02-16-2017 03:11 PM
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Announcing Map Your World Week

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Help others explore and navigate your city by teaming up with Local Guides to add and update places near you.

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Google Moderator ‎02-14-2017 11:44 AM
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Share and follow lists of places in Google Maps

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With Lists you can now keep track of your favorite places in Google Maps and share them with friends. 

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Google Moderator ‎01-25-2017 12:41 AM
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Contest & Benefit: Le Tote Subscription (USA)

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Love fashion? Announcing a new contest and Level 4+ benefit for US Local Guides.

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Google Moderator ‎01-17-2017 08:18 PM
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Get to “Your contributions” faster with shortcuts

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Pro Tip: Add a shortcut icon to your Android home screen to get to “Your contributions” faster than ever.

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Google Moderator ‎01-17-2017 11:06 AM
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Bangladesh Local Guides Celebrate 50th Meet-Up

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Hear how they’ve done it and see a recap of their best meet-ups. Plus, learn how you can plan a meet-up of your own.

 

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AnnaD Googler ‎01-05-2017 04:12 PM
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How to Upload Great Photos to Google Maps

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Want to know how the best photos on Google Maps are shot? Our photo expert gives you the rules you need to know.

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Google Moderator ‎12-21-2016 01:05 AM
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How to manage your Local Guides account

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Check out your Local Guides home to see your points breakdown, what milestones you have coming up, redeem available benefits and more.

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Google Moderator ‎12-01-2016 06:40 PM
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Apply: Street View camera loan program

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The Street View camera loan program is now available in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US.

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Google Moderator ‎11-30-2016 08:43 PM
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Find out how busy a place is right now with Google Maps

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Plan like a pro. Find out how busy a place is right now, how much time people usually spend there, and other useful tips with Google Maps.

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Google Moderator ‎11-21-2016 02:31 PM
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Discover Local Guides Treasure in select U.S. cities

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Local Guides in select U.S. cities have an opportunity to discover treasure this Small Business Saturday.

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Google Moderator ‎10-31-2016 03:56 PM
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Contest: USA, win 1 of 21 L'Oréal Prize Packs

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Local Guides partners with professional hair care brands to offer L'Oréal prize packs to winners who write the most high-quality reviews on Google Maps.

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Google Moderator ‎10-12-2016 12:09 PM
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Benefit Unlocked: Ride in Style with Cabify

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Local Guides has partnered with car service Cabify to offer free rides and other benefits in 8 countries including: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Spain.

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Google Moderator ‎10-06-2016 10:56 AM
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Give a "Thumbs Up" to Helpful Reviews

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Found a review that was particularly helpful? Now you can give it a thumbs up to let others know! Currently available on desktop and Google Maps for Android, with iOS coming soon. 

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Google Moderator ‎10-04-2016 10:24 AM
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Help improve a new Hours feature

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Local Guides in select countries can help improve a new feature for easier hours adding/editing in Google Maps for Android with their phone's camera. 

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Google Moderator ‎10-03-2016 02:40 PM
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Give Feedback on Questions in Maps

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Encounter a question in Google Maps that seems off? Now you can click the flag in the lower right to escalate to our product team. 

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Google Moderator ‎09-06-2016 11:12 AM
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Exclusive: New Contributions tab for Local Guides

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Whether you prefer online research or an adventure outside, now you'll always have a way to make your neighborhood even better on Google Maps.

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Google Moderator ‎08-30-2016 01:47 PM
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Early access: Save lists of places in Google Maps

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Go beyond stars when saving your places — soon you’ll be able to organize places into lists such as Favorites and Want to Go, or save custom lists all on your own. 

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Google Moderator ‎08-11-2016 04:29 PM
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See the status of your edits in Google Maps

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Now you can see the status of edits you have suggested through Google Maps on Android under "You contributions." 

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CharlesA Googler ‎08-11-2016 02:31 PM
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Are you missing the 360 photography boat?

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Support for 360 media is exploding. Between Samsung, Ricoh, Nikon, and others announcing 360 cameras, it's clear that 360 photography has arrived.

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Google Moderator ‎07-27-2016 02:16 PM
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Jakarta: Know exactly when your bus is arriving.

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Commuters in Jakarta will now be able to get real time information for TransJakarta Buses schedules and routes via Google Transit on Google Maps. 

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Google Moderator ‎07-21-2016 11:49 AM
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Moderation comes to Google Maps for Mobile

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Google Maps just announced a number of new, easy ways for you to help keep the neighborhoods and places where you hang out up-to-date. This includes moderation, the ability to add a new place or correct information through Google.com, and a bulk editing tool for attributes. 

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Google Moderator ‎07-14-2016 06:47 PM
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#NationalFrenchFryDay

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Local Guides celebrated #NationalFrenchFryDay in the United States with style. Checkout the gallery of celebrity "hair makeovers" and some behind-the-scenes photos of the team in action. 

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Google Moderator ‎06-30-2016 01:19 PM
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Android N: N is for Nougat

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Android announces name of new mobile operating system: Nougat   

 

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Google Moderator ‎06-27-2016 08:19 PM
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Popular Times Now Available for iOS

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Tired of having to wait in line for your favorite restaurants? See when places are the most busy in the Google Maps app for both Android, and now iOS.  

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Google Moderator ‎06-27-2016 08:06 PM
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New Notifications for Photos

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We rolled out a new notification on Google Maps for Android that will alert you when you're at a place where you can be the first to add a photo.  

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