Google Maps Launches Video

Some very exciting news coming our way from Google which will add a lot of value to local businesses and also consumers.

The introduction of video to Google Maps Listings.

Google Maps Video

People searching on Google Maps will start seeing videos (30 seconds) which will offer guidance on the business as well as video reviews.

Videos on Google Maps can be viewed by users on iOS, Android, or desktop – but for the time being they can only be uploaded on Android. Google offers a few suggestions for using this new feature: ”The possibilities are really exciting: Take viewers on a mini tour of a store you love, or show the bustling scene at your favorite neighborhood restaurant.” Video reviews showcasing your favorite items are also an option, as well as videos offering general tips for new visitors. Local Guides are individuals who are committed to contributing to Google maps.

Local guides have the ability to go and add videos to Google places. Add video to local business in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search and select a place on Google Maps
  2. Scroll down and tap “Add a photo”
  3. Tap “Camera” and hold the shutter button down for up to 10 seconds

Read the full guide on how to add videos to Google Maps listings

Videos on Google Maps can be viewed by users on iOS, Android, or desktop – but for the time being, they can only be uploaded on Android.

If you are a local guide, go and start adding videos to local businesses. #AddingValue

Via searchenginejournal.com

 

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