Google Maps Launches “For You” Tab on iOS

At Google’s I/O event earlier during the year, the company announced that it would be launching a brand new tab for Google Maps. This tab is the “For You” section, and it basically shows you a personalized feed of all of the places that you have saved as well as those that you visit frequently. This can help you stay up to date on events that might be happening. This can give your social life a serious boost if you are the sort of person that likes to go out a lot.

This feature was added to Google Maps for Android users in June, but iOS users had to wait a bit before they were able to enjoy using it. The good news is that Google will finally be launching the “For You” tab for iPhone users. In fact, if you check your Google Maps app right now you will probably see it!
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This isn’t the only big announcement that Google has made regarding the “For You” tab. This tab was previously only available to Android users in a few select countries. Now, not only is the feature being launched for iOS users in over forty countries, but it is also being expanded to Android users in over 130 countries all over the world.
"The For You tab is designed to be a constant source of inspiration tailored to your tastes and preferences.", announced Jamie Aspinall Product Manager, Google Maps in a blog post. Explaining further, "Simply follow neighborhoods or places you’re interested in to get updates and recommendations—everything from recent news about an opening or pop up, a new menu item, and even restaurant suggestions based on what you’re likely to enjoy."
Google Maps’ new For You tab of personalized recommendations launches on iOS Devices

This is a huge expansion that will definitely have an enormous impact on the way that local businesses advertise themselves. It provides a new platform that both businesses and consumers can use to stay in touch with one another and up to date about the various events that are happening around them. The social network type layout may be Google’s attempt to compensate for the impending loss of Google+, though we will have to wait and see how far Google takes things.

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