News for Instagram, WhatsApp and Google Maps

News for Instagram, WhatsApp and Google Maps

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Google Maps

The Google Maps application is very often used and over time Google is constantly working to improve it. As we approach the end of the year, the app has been given some additional features that will be of great benefit to many.

The first new feature can be extremely useful just in time for the holidays. You started with traditional Christmas shopping and still don’t know what to buy? You will most likely wait for the weekend to visit the big retail chains and pay attention to the holiday discounts. The only thing that can accommodate you is the large number of people who are in certain centers and shops.

You probably want to avoid the onslaught, and during a coronavirus pandemic, many are also looking for places where there aren’t too many crowds and where they are free to do the shopping and other things. That is why the Google Maps application got the so-called “Busyness” tool called “Area Business”. With it, you will be able to see when a certain area on Google Maps is full of people, and this kind of information will come automatically without the need to enter additional menus. The Google Maps application will have a marker for a specific area on the map, such as “Busy Area”, and clicking on it will probably provide additional details.

The Google Maps application will expand the “Directory” tab, which will show information about airports, centers and transit stations. It will now be possible to see which facilities and shops are located in these facilities, and an overview of services within them such as car rental or parking spaces will be available.

The Google Maps app also expands the ability to order groceries and other downloadable items to even more malls and stores. This feature, which has been in operation since the beginning of the year, simplifies the purchase process for many users and everything can be done in one place.

Another new feature is the greater amount of restaurant-related information on Google Maps. The user who decides to review the restaurant will now have the opportunity to share other information such as price range, delivery, interior and exterior decoration and many others.

All the new features of Google Maps are coming to the US first, and are expected in other countries next year.

Instagram

Your Instagram profile network could soon be more than just a sequence of pictures of your latest posts. Leaker Alessandro Paluzzi has revealed that Instagram is developing a “network editing” feature that would allow you to rearrange posts on your profile. This can be helpful if you want to highlight an important post or give priority to your favorites.

However, it is still unclear whether this social network plans to just test or also feature to all users.

However, it would not be surprising if a customizable profile network became the mainstay of further development as it is time for something important to happen to this application. Instagram has spent more and more time courting companies and stores, and the option of redesigning the network could attract companies that want to fine-tune their public image, Engadget reports.

This can also help if you are an artist or photo enthusiast who hopes to show off your best shots no matter how old they are. Also to influencers in many ways, which is very important to this network.

Instagram also introduced you to reply with comments in the comment, presented this as an ‘authentic comment’, and a really good and useful option.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is still a very good communication app. With existing features, it will give you the ability to mute notifications for those moments when you don’t want to be disturbed. A new version of the preview app is now available that introduces an important notification upgrade that makes them even more useful. While a recent update has added profile photos so you can easily see who’s sending you messages, this new update takes things a step further. The change applies to notifications, which means that you can more easily determine who responded or mentioned you in a group message.

And so far we have been able to get notification when someone mentions us @, the change that will happen now is that in that notification we can see who it is and his picture.

Although you need to update to the latest version of WhatsApp preview in TestFlight to access all the latest features as options, the upgrade is not necessarily a guarantee that you will be able to see these new notification images.

Keep informed

This latest change is just the latest notification update and comes after adding profile photos to the notification in iOS.