Friday, 01 June 2018 12:57

Google Maps is testing interface with categories of local search suggestions

Author:  Barry Schwartz

Source: This article was published searchengineland.com By Barry Schwartz - Contributed by Member: Robert Miller

New Google Maps interface on Android shows category selections based on where you're viewing the map.

Android Police reports Google is testing a new Google Maps interface for Android showing category search suggestions based on where you are looking at the map.

At the top of the map interface, there are search suggestions that show several categories:

  • Restaurants.
  • Cafes.
  • Supermarkets.
  • Gas stations.
  • Pharmacies.
  • Hospitals.


Here is a screenshot from the blog:

It seems these categories are fairly generic, but it would be neat if Google showed more personalized and localized search options based on where you are looking at the map.

Again, this is a limited test. I am unable to replicate this behavior myself.

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