Driving its wheel of innovation, the tech juggernaut is marching ahead with a range of freshly added features, offering its users a set of advanced services. Following is a list of the newly introduced services Google has added to its products-
Google Maps now shows personalized restaurant recommendations on iOS and Android
To help users find great dining places on Google Maps, Google through its Explore feature will now give more specific and therefore, more relevant restaurant recommendations.
The update on Google Map has been rolled out in the U.S. and the U.K. already and it’s soon to be launched world wide.
“Having the best local guide is great, but what’s better: having the best local guide for you,” said Murali Viswanathan, Google senior product manager. He added, “To do that, you’ve got to know where you’re going, the time of day for your meal, and what vibe you want. After all, the best spot for a quick bite alone may not be your top pick for a dinner with friends. With today’s Google Maps update, no matter the occasion — think Lunch nearby right now or Best spots for dinner with kids this weekend — you can be confident that Google Maps has you covered”.
Google Docs gets additional features like Google search integration, speech recognition, automatic chart generation and Google Classroom
To bolster the widely used Google Docs suite of web services, Google has introduced a range of new features, of which the most important is – enabling users to search for information and photos with Google search and easily add it into documents right from within the apps on Android. Also, now the users will be able to use Google’s speech recognition system to dictate words and put them into their documents.
The Speech Recognition add-on will allow the user to use speech recognition to write their Google Docs documents, thus making the keyboard redundant.
Similarly, Google is developing its charting capabilities in Google Sheets with a new Explore feature that automatically generates charts and summarizes them in short snippets of text.
Furthermore, there are additional features like “See new changes” button, a bunch of templates which are similar to that of Microsoft Office for users to choose from when they get started, and a redesigned experience for Google Forms. Plus, there’s a new Chrome extension for Google Classroom that allows teachers to easily share websites with students.
Google calls Classroom a “mission control for teachers,” allowing them to access all of Google Apps for Education within one central place. Teachers can use the product to chat with students, help students with their work and keep track of the daily goings on in the classroom, reports Techcrunch.