Google announced Monday (Dec. 10) that it has transferred its “For You” tab to Google Maps in more than 40 countries on iOS and more than 130 new countries on Android.
In a blog post, Google said the “For You” tab helps users find fun new places to discover. It aims to provide a source of inspiration and is tailored to users’ tastes and preferences. By following neighborhoods and places, users get updates and recommendations, including recent news about an opening or pop-up, new menu items and even restaurant suggestions based on what they are likely to enjoy.
Google said the For You tab will be rolled out more widely as of Dec. 10. “Whether you’re staying local or traveling to a new city, let the For You tab be your guide for your next culinary adventure,” the internet giant said in the blog post.
Updating Google Maps isn’t the only enhancement Google has made to its features in recent months. In November, Google Assistant announced it has launched support for Siri Shortcuts with the release of its latest update. Launched in 2017, iOS for Assistant can perform all the same functions as the Google Home smart speaker, including answering questions, ordering takeout, controlling smart devices in one’s home and more. Now, according to reports, the latest update of Assistant for iOS allows users to record a phrase like “OK Google” or “Hey Google” and, from then on, whenever the phrase is said to Siri, the Assistant app will open and listen for a question or command. And earlier this year, Google made talking to Google Assistant easier with the launch of Continued Conversation. Google Assistant is also now connected to more than 5,000 devices in the home.