Google has launched a new feature in its Google Maps that will allow users embed a map simply by copying and pasting an HTML snippet. With this, users can now save their locations, allowing them to view their embedded map on Google Maps from either their mobile device or on their desktop.
According to Google, in order to activate this new feature, users will need to be sure they are opted in with the new Google Maps. From there, locate the gear on the lower right hand side of the page and click on the embed map option.
With this new feature, Google hopes to allow businesses, especially local ones, to not only make it easier for users to find their location, but will show users how to get to any special activities or events that may be hosted by that business. Another benefit is the advantage it gives a business’ website or blog that is using the Google Maps embed over any other business’ that are not using the feature. Additionally, the user can also select what size they would like their map to be displayed as.
On the Google Developers Blog, Ken Hoetmer, the Product Manager of Google Maps API, stated, “Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing a new ad experience we think is attractive for users of the new Google Maps embed.” Hoetmer goes on to say, “This new on-map design will allow relevant local businesses to connect with your users, similar to the ads you currently see in the new Google Maps and Google Maps for Mobile.”
By using features like Google Maps, you are ensuring your business can be found and is up to date with the latest technology. For more information on how to set up your Google Maps or for any questions in regards to the new embed feature, contact Windy City Strategies.