In the technological world, it is already almost a joke of the fact that Google has never been good making social applications. Not got your social network cuajara and you don’t have a messaging app to the height of the giants, WhatsApp or Telegram.
But when the company shows its best face is not when you try to imitate your competitors, but when you create own products that are slowly evolving into, perhaps, something that is increasingly more like that offered by the competition.
Google Maps is a good example of this. An application that was born as a GPS navigator and that has evolved into a listing of companies, recommender of places, etc
We even saw how the company gave you some steps to convert to your way, Google Maps in a social network. The idea was to enable the ability of the Local Guides, the most advanced users of Google Maps, could show its content to the rest. Now that’s changed and anyone can follow any user, as on other social networks.
Google Maps is more social network than ever
The change announced today by the company affect all of the profiles from Google Maps. From now on it will appear the number of followers and followed that we have, as in other networks like Twitter.
We will be able to add new profiles which interest us and also we will be able to be added. To know at a glance if a profile be of interest to us will appear a series of categories and words in each one, making reference to the topics on which more commented on the profile in the assessments of the application or to upload photos.
If we do not want this to happen on our profile we may restrict our profile so that no one will be able to add us but we pass actively.
Invites you to don the mask
Another novelty, in this case, less, Google Maps is a new notice that appears on the home screen, and that reminds us that we should put on a mask before going out to the street.
This is not the first time that the application uses its huge base of facilities to promote messages that help us against the pandemic COVID-19.
In the next few days we will see how our application of Google Maps is updated and we will have assets with these changes.
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