Google Hotpot: Add Friends to Get Place Recommendations

Hotpot gives you the ability to add friends whose tastes you trust. Once they're added, you'll start to see their place recommendations in your Google Maps search results. As you add more and more friends on Hotpot, your search results will be even more personal and relevant to you, creating a much richer search and […]

Hotpot gives you the ability to add friends whose tastes you trust. Once they're added, you'll start to see their place recommendations in your Google Maps search results. As you add more and more friends on Hotpot, your search results will be even more personal and relevant to you, creating a much richer search and maps experience.

You can see your friends' recommendations when searching on maps.google.com, and on Google Maps for mobile on Android.

Here's how:

  • Visit Hotpot, click Friends List along the left.
  • Click Add Friends button on right navigation box.
  • Enter email addresses of people you'd like to add as friends in the text box, click Add.

Once you've added a friend, they'll receive an email asking them to share recommendations with you on Google Places. After they confirm your friendship, you'll start to see their recommendations in search results:

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