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Google Maps Lets Users Create Public Events

Olivia Long - March 25, 2019 - 02:23 PM
Google Maps Lets Users Create Public Events
Google has quietly rolled out the ability to create public events in Maps for some users.

(CCM) — Google has released the ability to create public events in the Maps app. The feature was reported on by Android Police after its team spotted a new support page by Google detailing the process.

According to the report, users with access to the feature will see an "Add a public event" option appear in the "Contribute" and "Your Contributions" tabs. After they create the event, they will also be able to spotlight it.

The caveat does appear to be the fact that the allocation of the feature still appears to be done at random. Access to the feature may be decided on an individuals' location, as the support page specifies that the "feature might not be available in some regions." It could also be determined by other elements, such as an individual's Local Guide level.

Google's addition of this feature points to a desire to further move even further into the territory of crowdsourced information. It also suggests its desire to add a social, peer-to-peer aspect to its Maps app.

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