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A New Google Maps Polling Feature Will Help Democratize Eating Out

 - Sep 28, 2018
References: blog.google & digitaltrends
In an effort to better democratize restaurant choices, a new Google Maps polling feature will help users decide where they want to eat. Devised as a means of streamlining group planning, this new feature aims to make Google Maps a more sociable environment. The Google Maps polling feature is set to roll out on Android and iOS in small batches and will be slowly given out to various users of the app.

The new feature is incredibly easy and intuitive to use and simply requires users to long-press on a location to add it to a shortlist of possible locations. Long-pressing further locations will add them to a list and once this list is complete, users can share it around with friends through a variety of chat apps. Friends can then vote on the choices from within Google Maps, with Google announcing a winner once voting is complete.