Find your favorite locations faster with personalized suggestions

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 9:15 AM


You probably often search for the same places and categories many times. Sometimes it's the name of your city or your local airport; other times it might your go-to neighborhood restaurant or your favorite cuisine.

Now, if you're signed in with your Google account and have Web History enabled, personalized suggestions can make searching easier and faster by showing you suggestions based on past searches. Just start typing into the search box as you normally would, and relevant suggestions may appear below, letting you quickly complete your search.

For example, if you've looked at cafes on Google Maps with past searches, you might see them as suggestions when typing the word "coffee":


Often it only takes one or two characters to get useful suggestions:


Like personalized suggestions on Google.com, personalized suggestions on Google Maps are based on past searches from your Web History. If you see a personalized suggestion that you don't like, you can get rid of that suggestion and any others by clicking the "Edit" link at the bottom of the suggestions box, which takes you directly to the Web History removals page. You can also sign out of your Google account to stop seeing personalized suggestions.

We hope this new feature saves you time by making it easier to find your favorite locations faster. Sign into Google Maps to try it for yourself!