Google Maps Will Soon Have Favorite Places and Lists

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A feature that will allow Google Maps users to make lists of places is getting closer to public launch. A number of Google Maps users this month have uncovered a new addition to their Google Maps mobile application — a way to make lists of starred and favorite places, as well as create buckets lists of those places they want to visit, and a means to build out their own custom lists.

The feature, which is reminiscent of Foursquare’s own list-making tools, has been in testing for months with the Google Local Guides program — a program that rewards users for their contributions to the Maps community with early access to new features. It was first reported this summer as being available to those Local Guides who had achieved a Level 4 or higher and were using Android devices.

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