Google adds Q&A feature to Maps and Search

All your questions answered on Google Maps and Search - Google Blog

All your questions answered on Google Maps and Search - Google Blog

With increasing number of apps, users end up using a whole lot of data than what they originally intend to. Soon, you'll be able to ask those questions, get the answers you need, and even answer other people's questions about places on Google Maps for Android and mobile Search.

Google declined to comment on the app specifically.

In that respect it's similar to the YouTube Lite app that Google launched in India a year ago, and other "lite" apps from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. It will consume less data and take up limited storage on the device.

And thanks to the built-in data saving features, this is the first time ever an official Google mobile app offers Instant Search - something which, ironically, Google killed off just a couple of weeks ago because it never worked on smartphones. The app is very much in the experimental stage.

In addition to search, the app also allows you to quickly access information including news, weather, and translation.

Google has introduced a feature to Maps and Search that helps people find out all they need to know about a location they have searched for. The app also has a search bar at the bottom that suggests keywords as you type. Furthermore, business owners and in-the-know users are notified when a question is submitted to see if they have the answers. As such, the app's Play Store listing is only accessible after joining the testing program.

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