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Google Maps incorporates video

Google Maps have installed a new feature that allows you to see a video of where you're going.

The technology giant aim to make their maps feature more informative by giving customers a chance to see a video of their destination before they even reach there.

In a blog post, they shared: "As a Local Guide, you know that photos have the power to help people see the world and make decisions about where to go. But there's a lot you can learn about a place by seeing it in motion. That's why we're introducing video on Google Maps.

"Today, Local Guides on Android have the chance to add the first-ever videos to millions of places. The possibilities are really exciting: Take viewers on a mini tour of a store you love, or show the bustling scene at your favorite neighborhood restaurant. You can even do a quick review where you showcase a place's best item or offer tips for visitors."

The videos can currently only be uploaded using Google Maps for Android but can be viewed on Google search results in a web browser. It is currently being rolled out for all Android devices so users with compatible phones may have to wait a short period of time before it becomes active on their particular device. For each video uploaded, the Local Guide will receive 7 points.

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