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Google removes "Search Nearby" function from updated Google Maps

BillCable (1464383) writes | about 3 months ago

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BillCable (1464383) writes "One of the most useful and intuitive features of Google's Map tool was the "Search nearby" link. After searching for a location, users could click on a marker on the map to pop open a window with the address and other details. This window also contained a link to "Search nearby" — extremely useful if you want to find a list of restaurants near a hotel, the closest pharmacy, or any other business you might want to patronize. Google recently updated their map tool, and "Search nearby" is no longer present. The 300 posts to the Google Product Forums complaining about this omission indicates this is a feature Maps users sorely miss. Goggle's work-around (detailed by Google staff in said thread) are a poor substitute and unreliable. There is no indication Google will add the feature to their new tool. For now users are able to revert to the original Google Maps with the "Search nearby" feature intact. But there's concern that when Google discontinues support that the feature will be lost. So why would Google remove one of its best features?"

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