Google Maps Wants to Snap What You Eat at Restaurants

August 31, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Remember Tablescape? The feature that wanted you to share your foodie snaps to your Google Plus circle. The service no longer remains alive in Google Plus.

But it seems like Google has been missing those services ever since the shutdown of Tablescape earlier this year.

A new similar service has now been launched by Google, but this time, it’s for Google Maps. It’s called Photo Notifications, and what it wants is some foodie snaps captured at local restaurants, bars, coffee shops or any such places.


The service is available only for Google’s Local Guides community members who are level 3 or up. And if you are one among them, you could witness a new notification on your device the next time you snap a picture from the places of interest in Google Maps. But you will have to make sure you have got the Location History settings turned on.

The notification will pop-up only when you snap images from public places like restaurants and bars, and that too, of those that matches with the favorite one among users in Google Maps.

Once you decide to share the foodie snaps, the whole process can be winded up with just a couple of taps after clicking the notification.

The service is on an early roll out, and will be heading out for all users in Maps soon. With the new roll out, Google is stretching out with their data collection from the users for being integrated with Maps services.

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