Discover new places and experiences

To learn about places and events in areas that interest you, check Google Maps. You’ll see personal recommendations, recent reviews and trending spots. This information may contain content from different sources, including our partners, our users or the public web. This feature isn't available in all countries.

Note: Google may remove content if we learn that it violates our content policies or if it violates applicable laws. Results shown in the Updates section in Google Maps aren't influenced by payment from other companies. Paid content in Google Maps is labelled.

We use personalisation signals derived from Location History and Web and App Activity to create content. Use the links to read more about these features and how to turn them off.

Note: This feature isn't available everywhere.

See places suggested for you

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Updates Updates.
  3. You'll see recommendations and updates about places and events in your areas.

Explore suggested places

  • To see what’s new and interesting, scroll through updates.
  • To see where a place is located, in the top right of the card, tap Map Map.
  • When you find a place that you want to visit, tap Want to go Want to go. It will be saved in your 'Want to go' list.
  • To see your 'Want to go' list, tap Saved Save place. Under 'Your lists', tap Want to go Want to Go.

Where suggestions and updates come from

In Google Maps, you’ll find recommendations for places and experiences in neighbourhoods, cities and regions that we think you’ll like. The suggestions are based on your Location History, your saved Home and Work and your Maps activity. The ranking of suggestions is based on timeliness and relevance of places and events to your preferences.

The Updates section shows updates about:

  • People and businesses that you follow
  • Places that Google Maps thinks you'll be interested in

Select areas you're interested in

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Updates Updates.
  3. At the top, tap More More and then Manage For you.
  4. Choose an option:
    • To remove an area from this list, tap Remove Remove.
    • To add a new area, tap Add area and move the map.
    • Tap Select area.
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