Google Maps Now Lets You Add Events For Users to See: How it Works

Some users with Google Maps on Android are able to add events which can be shared with other people.

Published26 Mar 2019, 11:12 AM IST
Tech News
2 min read

Google Maps is a resourceful platform and it’s getting even more helpful with this new feature spotted on the Android app. The navigation part of Maps has been used by millions of users on a daily basis and soon, they will be able to add events in a location with photos and even mark the website connected to the event.

This feature, spotted by Android Police few days back, is gradually rolling out to Android users and is just another feature which makes Maps one of the go-to apps for those travelling across cities.

Google hasn’t shared any official word on the feature yet which suggests that a full roll out will happen in the coming weeks. We managed to get the feature on our device, and here’s how it works.

You can also check out if the add events option is available on Google Maps. Click on the hamburger menu on the top left and select Your Contributions to check your Local Guides page.

Over there, you’ll be able to see Events section on the right side, click on that and you’ll be able to see the option to create a new event.

You can add photos and even websites to the event listing.
You can add photos and even websites to the event listing.
(Photo: The Quint)

Users can add photos of the event, name the event, put its location (from Maps of course) and give it a date and time.

You can even mark the event with relevance to its subject. Once you’ve created the event and published it, the listing takes around 30 minutes to show up on Maps. You can edit and even delete it, once it gets over.

This is one of the many new features we’ve spotted in Maps recently. A few weeks back, we were able to see that Maps was letting users report an accident on the road or even help people with spotting speed cameras.

You can report a crash or spot a speed camera.
You can report a crash or spot a speed camera.
(Photo: Google Maps screen grab)

You’ll see these options on your phones represented via new icon appearing in Maps. It is basically a shortcut for opening up the new reporting feature for speed traps and accidents. These are handy features for users plying on Indian roads, where the traffic conditions do get chaotic during peak hours.

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