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Google is testing a new Maps feature

Highlights images of restaurants' popular dishes

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Google is testing a new Maps feature, Highlights images of restaurants' popular dishes, has nothing to do with navigation. Google Maps is without a doubt one of the best navigation apps out there and a must-have on mobile devices. Google keeps adding new features to Maps, making it even more useful than before.

The traffic predictions that the app makes are fairly accurate and reliable and besides helping us with traffic, Google Maps may soon tell us about how crowded our public transport ride may be. Currently, the feature appears to be in beta and shows only a few sections from the menu such as appetizers and entrees.

Google Maps has gained a nifty new feature, reports 9to5Google. As spotted by a Twitter user, Google maps now offers a “popular dishes” section in a restaurant’s listing under the “Menu” header. The “popular dishes” section is made from user-generated content—that is, people who have snapped a pic of their meal.

Open a restaurant, check if it has a Menu tab (some don't), and the first screen should be the one for popular dishes. Large image thumbnails are used, with the numbers of pictures and reviews for each dish below. A new feature being tested by the web giant aims to change all that, making it easier for food fans to order the precise meal they’ve been drooling over after spotting it in the Google Maps listing.

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