Google Maps for Android has introduced a new feature. It is the ability to add a public event on the navigation app. The Contribute Tab on its Android app now has the option to add a public event, letting businesses and event managers publicise their next gig, without having to shell out any money.
This feature is live in some regions, and the event takes 30 minutes to become live on Google Maps after you’ve added it. Furthermore, the feature is only available on Android for now.
Android Police has spotted the latest feature at first . Google has also updated its support page to reflect details about the new feature. The support page says that the feature may not be available in all regions.
For adding an event, head to Google Maps on Android, tap on Contribute >Events > Add a public event. You can add an event name, tag the location, and add the time and date of the event as well. There’s an option to add an image, write more event details, and add description as well. Android Police reports that it had issues while adding an image to the event.
Once the event is saved, the creator can later edit it as well, by heading to Contribute >Events >Select your event >Edit this event. Furthermore, you can also delete the event by clicking Contribute >Events >Edit this event >Delete this event.
There’s no word on when this feature will be available in all regions globally, or when Google plans to roll it out for iPhone users. At the time of writing, we weren’t able to spot the feature in the Android app.
Earlier this month, Google Maps rolled out a feature that let users report accidents and speed traps while navigating to their destinations.