- Google has announced that the For You tab in Google Maps is now available in over 130 countries on Android.
- The feature has also made its way to iOS users, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to get in on the action.
- The For You tab offers recommendations for businesses in your area, based on a number of factors.
Google revealed the addition of a For You tab in Google Maps at its developer conference in June, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t see the feature yet. Fortunately, the search giant has just flicked the switch to enable wider availability.
The company announced on its blog that the For You tab was now available in over 130 countries on Android. For what it’s worth, we’ve seen the tab pop up in Germany, Slovenia, South Africa, and the U.K.
Google also revealed that the new tab is now available on iOS, albeit in just over 40 countries.
The For You tab essentially offers recommendations for restaurants, bakeries and other businesses in your area. These are usually chosen because they’re brand-new, received a new menu item, or are currently trending, according to Google. Nevertheless, the search company adds that your personal preferences are also taken into account when highlighting recommendations.
Google’s new tab is also supposed to have a “Trending This Week” feature, which highlights a few more trending places if the current picks aren’t to your liking. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be available for me just yet, but your mileage may vary.
If you’re not seeing the For You tab just yet, you might want to restart Google Maps or update the app. Otherwise, you’ll just have to twiddle your thumbs and wait for Google to push the feature to you.
Have you received the new tab? Give us your answer in the comments, along with your country!