Google Testing Feature That Lets You Put Your Food Photos On The Map

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If you’re a diner that enjoys providing your social media followers with (sometimes) artistic shots of the food you plan to shove down your throat, but are getting tired of just getting little hearts from Instagram, have no fear. Google is reportedly working on a new feature that will put your foodie photos on the map, literally.

Android Police reports that just months after Google scrapped an app called Tablescape – which encouraged users to take “foodographs” and place them in specialized categories for others’ consumption – the company is reportedly working on a feature in Maps for uploading food-related photos to businesses’ pages.

While Google hasn’t provided an official comment on the new feature, the company previously said it wasn’t giving up on food photography and making it an everyday part of everyone’s lives (like it or not).

The feature – which doesn’t have a name yet – is reportedly only being rolled out to certain locations for now.

The system will alert users when Maps has found a newly captured photo taken at a food-related place — grocery store, restaurant, bar, diner – on their device, Android Police reports. It then offers to attach the photo to the location’s page within Maps – you know, to let others see what they might want to order when they visit.

It’s unclear when the feature will be available to more business listings and areas around the U.S.

Google’s Foodie Photo Ambitions Live On In New Maps Feature In Testing [Android Police]