Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

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

Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features

Finally, Google Maps is gaining new social features, including the ability for multiple users to vote on where to go for dinner.

Subscriptions to premium news outlets can now easily be done through Google News, without the need of manually putting in credit card and other information by the end-user, if so desired.

There's also a new For You tab in the app that Google describes in further detail below.

We use machine learning to generate this number, based on a few factors: what we know about a business, the food and drink preferences you've selected in Google Maps, places you've been to, and whether you've rated a restaurant or added it to a list.

"You can also tell us about your food and drink preferences", she said, "so we'll know if you enjoy certain types of cuisines or restaurant types, like family friendly spots or places with live music".

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The new "For you" tab is the best way to stay on top of the latest and greatest happening in the areas you're into. This way it would be harder to misinterpret the directions the app is giving users because every turn they make will be guided by AR navigation signs and symbols.

After announcing improvements to Google News and Google Assistant at today's Google I/O keynote, the company turned its attention to Google Maps changes.

Both of these new features will be available on Android and iOS later this year.

There will be lists, like the Foodie List, that pull together data from trusted publishers, local experts, other users and Google's algorithms.

Google also wants users to share their recommended dining experiences with their friends, so it is adding a feature that will allow users to long press any restaurant or location to add to a shortlist that they can share with their friends. Right now, you've got a blue dot on a map, but you're on your own when it comes to orienting yourself on which direction to start walking. Google has also been toying with a new animated "Guide" to help you get you where you're going.

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