Google has announced a new version of Google Maps for Android and iOS devices, adding a new Explore function that lets you find interesting spots near your location. Located in the bottom right corner of the app, the Explore button gives you an overview of what’s nearby. It’s not only location-sensitive — the feature also pays attention to the context, meaning you’ll get different results depending on the time of day and the weather. Google claims the app learns from you, so the location experience should improve as you confirm the places you visit. The new features, which will roll out to users this week, follow a massive update to Google Maps in May. That update brought better offline maps, lane guidance and integration with Uber.
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