IOS users will now have the ability to remain current on their favourite places from the Google Maps app, Internet giant Google has declared. The rollout on iOS comes roughly five month following its debut on Android. Users can look for a location – whether it’s a brand new restaurant that opened in the area or that must-try bakery across town – and tap on the”Follow” button. The button is currently rolling out to the iOS users worldwide.
“Beginning this week, you now can stay up to date in your favorite places right from the Google Maps app on iOS. Just search for a place–whether it is a new restaurant that just opened up in your area or that must-try bakery across town – and tap the Follow button. You’ll then have the ability to see important updates from such places on your’For You’ tab so that you can quickly learn about forthcoming events, offers and more,” Andrew Cooper, Product Manager, Google Maps, wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.
“And today, places and companies all around the world can view their followers in the Google’My Company’ app, and actively post useful information to their own followers to see.
This Google Maps attribute was initially rolled out for Android devices in October 2018.
“With more than 150 million places on Google Maps and countless individuals searching for places to go, we left two upgrades so that it’s even easier for you to keep up with the areas you care about and find out about places coming soon,” Google had said back in October.