Google Maps is taking its experience for restaurants to the next level with a new feature called…dish-cover. And yes, we are going to ignore that naming.
The new feature essentially allows Google Maps users to find out what’s popular in a restaurant. It uses machine learning to discover what’s popular from things like photos of foods in that restaurant, and reviews of that restaurant. From there, Google Maps also links pictures of dishes to the dish itself and also allows users to read reviews related to that particular dish.
The “popular dishes” feature shows up on a restaurant’s main page, but you will also be able to access it from within the Menu.
“At the end of the day, this feature is made possible because of contributions from people around the world who want to help others using Google Maps. So if you want to pay it forward to the next diner, simply take a photo of your meal (before you’ve scarfed it down!) and add a dish name so others can know what’s good on the menu,” Google said.
The feature is rolling out to Android today for users around the world, and it will arrive for iOS in the coming months.
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