Google Maps makes your favorite places social with launch of shareable lists – Ars Technica

One of the best ways to learn about new places in a city is word of mouth. Your friends may now a great new place. Google is trying to capitalize on this idea through tech innovation. They are creating customizable and sharable list through google maps. This will allow people to share their favorite places.

Key Takeaways:

  • Starring important places in Google Maps is a convenient feature that has been around for a while, but now Google is expanding it to make Maps more social.
  • The new feature adds another layer to the already-existing “save” option in Google Maps.
  • However, in a promotional video for the new feature, you can see a “make public” button under the list’s share options. That might be the way can make your lists discoverable by nearly anyone, and in turn, find and explore others’ lists.

“Google is rolling out the feature to all its users today, but you’ll only be able to make lists on its mobile apps for Android and iOS. All your lists and saved locations will be accessible on Google Maps on mobile and on desktop, however.”