Google Maps Gets New India-Centric Features, Including Dining Offers and an Explore Tab

On: July 11, 2019

Google Maps has introduced three new features for Indian users. The Google Map now comes with an Explore tab specifically designed for India, a new ‘For You’ experience and dining offers that will help you snag a deal at the nearest restaurant.



We’ve heard that Indian Maps users prefer a more assistive and visual browsing experience that is easy to access. To reflect this, we have a redesigned India-focused Explore tab, the For You feature, and dining offers. This will help Google Maps users discover a new side to their city, whether looking for things to do around town, getting offers on dining out, or getting recommendations that are personalised to their unique tastes.- Krish Vitaldevara, Director, Google Maps

The Explore tab helps the user find the nearest attractions, places to eat and petrol stations. Google has now added new shortcuts for the ‘Explore Tab’ in India. Starting now, the Explore Tab includes restaurants, petrol pumps, ATMs, offers, shopping, hotels, and chemists. Google makes use of machine learning and adds the top suggestions across all categories.

The ‘For You’ Tab will offer a curated list of new restaurants, trending places, and personalised recommendations. Interestingly the feature also uses Your Match score to show places that you may like. The recommendations supposedly keep improving as Google Map learns about user preferences over a period of time. That apart, users can also get personalised offers in the ‘For You’ tab.

Google’s ‘Offers’ Section is more of a deals corner. It is here that you can find dining deals available in the city and claim them at participating restaurants. The new feature is powered by EazyDiner and is currently available in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, and Hyderabad.