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Google's New Local Search Features Are Finally Here - Search Engine Journal

Last updated Thursday, November 24, 2022 15:05 ET , Source: NewsService

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Google is finally rolling out the local search features previewed earlier this year, including the ability to search your surroundings with your phone’s camera.

At Google’s Search On virtual conference in September, the company had people buzzing over its innovative updates to local search.

Google previewed an option to search for restaurants by dish and a new search capability built into Google Maps’ Live View.

Those updates and more are now available. Here’s an overview of the local search updates launching today.

Updates To Google Local Search

Search With Live View

Beginning next week, search with Google Maps Live View is rolling out in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo on Android and iOS.

Screenshot from: blog.google/products/maps/new-maps-updates-to-help-you-make-the-most-of-the-holidays/, November 2022.

Search with Live View allows you to use your phone’s camera to find information about places around you. Find out whether a business is open, how busy it is, the price range, and its star rating.

Search For Restaurants By Dish

There are two new ways to find restaurants in your local area.

Search for restaurants that serve a particular dish by either typing it in manually or conducting a visual search with Google Lens.

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