Google+ Local Launches Today With Zagat Integration


Today Google+ has announced Google+ Local. Google+ Local is integrated with the Google+ social network and it will be available for both mobile devices and the desktop according to Google VP for local, maps, and location services Marissa Mayer. Google+ Local was designed to provide user recommendations based on their location. The search results will include Zagat scores and recommendations from people you trust in Google+.

You can access Google+ Local from the “Local” tab on the left-hand side of Google+. You can search for specific places or browse for recommendations that fit your mood. If you click on a restaurant, museum, or other venue, you will be taken to a local Google+ page that includes photos, Zagat scores, summaries, reviews from your friends, and other information like the address, and hours of operation.

Google+ Local will be integrated across other Google products that you already use every day. If you are looking for a place using Google Maps or Google Search, you will get the same great local information there.

Google acquired Zagat in September 2011.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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