While Yelp might be seen as the de facto platform when it comes to restaurant reviews, Google has also implemented something similar into Google Maps where users can leave behind reviews and photos of the places that they have visited. Now it looks like Google is stepping things up by making its reviews a bit more comprehensive.

According to a report from Ausdroid, it appears that Google Maps is now displaying additional prompts for users who are uploading photos of food at the cafes that they visit. Like we said, prior to this users could already upload photos of their food and experience, but now these additional prompts are basically asking users to rate their orders and to name them, just in case other users might want to order them in the future.

Alternatively it can also be used so that users can avoid a particular dish, for example due to it not tasting as good, or pointing out that certain foods might come with ingredients that might be allergic to some, such as containing nuts of any kind. Google is also attempting to use its photo recognition feature as based on the photo you’ve uploaded, Google will then offer some autocomplete suggestions, which according to the folks at Ausdroid did a pretty decent job at identifying for some food items.

Following the naming of the dish, users are then asked to give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. It sounds like it could be a potentially useful feature so if you do contribute to Google Maps on occasion, it could be worth checking out.

Image credit – Ausdroid

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