Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

Google I/O Update: Google Maps 'For You' Section, Augmented Reality Features Announced

With the new features, Maps is expected to become more helpful and personal as the service will now offer more customised suggestions and recommendations for users based on the location. Perhaps that will lead to your group discovering a new place that you may enjoy together.

The new AR feature uses Google's current Street View and Maps data to give you a live feed from your phone's camera to overlay walking directions on top of the real world.

If Google's first choice doesn't strike your fancy, there's also a "Trending this week" column which presents other trending restaurants in the area.

In Maps, Google will begin adding in the "For You" tab to the Maps UI. This number is meant to represent how well you might like a place based on a variety of information gathered by Google, including what you've rated and visited in the past, your drink and food preferences, and other variables.

Google is updating Maps with a couple of new features that it hopes will encourage users to get out of the house and try new things. Google has thought of this and has added in Group Planning tools. You can share a place or business with friends, and everyone you share it with can vote on whether to go there or not, all through Google Maps. Google has also been toying with a new animated "Guide" to help you get you where you're going. A user can open Camera with Google Maps navigation to launch what Google calls VPS (Visual Positioning System). Besides directions, the mode also helps identify nearby places, so you have a better feel for the neighborhood. Once finalised, Google Maps already has functionality to let you make a reservation as well as book a cab ride to the venue. The company also did not divulge if all new features are coming to both Android and iOS, but it's safe to assume that they are heading to the app for iPhones and iPads due to the advanced augmented reality technologies of Apple's devices.

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