Google updates its Search and Maps services with local translation

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Credit: https://blog.google/products/maps/local-reviews-your-language-wherever-you-are/

Heading somewhere next this summer, but a little worried about how to find a good restaurant reviewed in your preferred language? Google Search and Maps services have just been updated to help you find best places to go and things to do on your next trip. The new update will help you translate reviews from local language to your preferred one.

It’s no doubt a small update, but big enough to help you find the best restaurant and where to shop without being faced with language issue. When next you are out of town and want to read a review, all Google does is to translate it from local to the language you have set on your device.

The new update makes it so easy to find the best restaurants and places by just opening the Google Maps or Search apps on your device and search for what you want. There is no need to copy and paste because everything is done automatically on your device.

Here is DK Kang, Associate Product Manager Google Maps in a blog post:

“The best part is that you don’t have to do a thing. Just open Google Maps or Search, search for what you’re interested in and the reviews are automatically translated. Most people will see the translated review in the language they prefer and then see the review in the native language below—eliminating the hassle of copying and pasting into a translation app or trying to decipher reviews using your pocket-sized translation book.”

With that [language] taken care of, shopping in your preferred location, and lodging in your desired hotel should no longer be an issue.

A couple of days ago, Google added a new feature to the Maps app. The tech giant now wants to help you remember your whereabouts by adding a new Timeline feature to its Maps app. Google Maps, one of Google’s most used apps, will henceforth help you see a daily snapshot of your life on the iOS version of the app.

The new update also helps you to control the information that appears in your Timeline and edit any location. The essence of this edit feature within your Timeline is to help you have accurate information always.

In addition, you will be able to delete a day, a range, or your full history at any time you choose to. A variety of activity types were also added to the Maps app to enable you customize your modes of transportation and activities.

Going forward, you can now easily access Your Timeline from the place cards of locations or businesses you have visited in the past. Dates of previously visited places will appear on the place card, and only visible to you.

A monthly summary of previously visited places, including cities and countries can now be received by email. To manage your email settings, simply open the setting tab from Your Time, and toggle “Timeline emails” on or off.

A couple of weeks back, Google quietly updated its Maps app with a new feature that helps you remember where you parked. With that update, all you need to do is park your car, open Google Maps, and tap on the blue location dot. Google will then present you with a new menu offering “save your parking” that lets you store all the info you need to find your car, reports.


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