local guides Stories November 6

You can now create and share Google Maps lists from the web

About a year ago Google debuted the ability to create custom lists in Google Maps, and a couple months after that, it opened up to more users. Strangely, though, the functionality was only available on mobile devices. Now, though, that’s changed as lists have finally made their debut on the desktop.

local guides Stories September 7

Google is calling on Local Guides to add wheelchair accessibility info to Google Maps

Google Maps might seem like a basic turn-by-turn navigation system to some people, but as we know, the service goes much deeper than that. One of Maps’ best features is providing quick and accurate info on businesses/institutions in your area, and now, Google is making a push for getting more wheelchair accessibility information added to these establishments all across the world.

local guides Stories June 13

Google today announced an update to its Local Guides program — perhaps the biggest one in a while. Starting today, Local Guides can reach up to level 10, whereas previously the “game” was capped at level 5. That means those who previously maxed out their points have reason to start updating Google Maps data again…

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local guides Stories January 18

Google Maps on the web adds notifications for Local Guides users

With YouTube now providing alerts through the browser for new videos from subscriptions, Google Maps is the latest service to gain notifications on the web. The option is seemingly only appearing for members of the Local Guides program for now, but hopefully will expand to other users in the future…

local guides Stories January 11

Google Maps’ lists feature is expanding to more Local Guides users

Earlier this year, Google Maps started testing out a new, and very useful feature called lists. The functionality has been limited to only certain levels of Local Guides users, but now Google is finally expanding the program.

local guides Stories July 7, 2016

PSA: Google Local Guides who reach Level 4 now receive 100GB of Drive storage, not 1TB

As noted at Google’s support website, the different levels of the Local Guides program come with many different benefits. Up to today, those reaching the fourth level would qualify for 1TB of Google Drive storage for one year. Unfortunately, Google is now toning down that offer to just 100GB so that it can “continue giving Drive storage to all Level 4 qualified Local Guides.”

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