#LetsGuide: Someone out there needs a guide like you

There are at least seven kinds of Local Guides who share their knowledge on Google Maps. And there are many more reasons that people in the Local Guides community help others discover the right places in cities around the world. Our #LetsGuide campaign shows what our Local Guides are into, from the dog parks they photograph […]

The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

People come to Google looking for information they can trust, and that information often comes from the reporting of journalists and news organizations around the world. And while the demand for quality journalism is as high as it’s ever been, the business of journalism is under pressure, as publications around the world face challenges from […]

Introducing Google Play Instant, a faster way to try apps and games

People all over the world come to Google Play to discover great games. In the last year, the number of Android users who installed a game has more than doubled. To help you discover new games or get to the ones you already love, we’ve redesigned our Google Play Games app. In the new “Arcade” tab, […]

Introducing “wheelchair accessible” routes in transit navigation

Google Maps was built to help people navigate and explore the world, providing  directions, worldwide, to people traveling by car, bicycle or on foot. But in city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Information about […]

Experimenting with Light Fields

We’ve always believed in the power of virtual reality to take you places. That’s why we created Expeditions, to transport people around the world to hundreds of amazing, hard-to-reach or impossible-to-visit places. It’s why we launched Jump, which lets professional creators film beautiful scenes in stereoscopic 360 VR video, and it’s why we’re introducing VR180, […]

Watch live performances at The FADER FORT from SXSW in VR180

For over 15 years, The FADER has introduced the world to new music artists at The FADER FORT, the global media company’s annual live music event at South by Southwest (SXSW). FADER FORT has been the breakout, must-do gig for famous artists including Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Drake and many others. The event gives emerging […]

Get more useful information with captions on Google Images

People around the world use Google Images to find visual information online. Whether you’re searching for ideas for your next baking project, how to tie shoelaces so they stay put, or tips on the proper form for doing a plank, scanning image results can be much more helpful than scanning text. Today, we’re sharing more […]

More ways to use the Google Assistant, from your phone to your fridge

While I typically use my Google Assistant to play music, control my lights and set timers, it’s easy to dream about what else could be possible—like an Assistant that could help organize my sock drawer or bring me a cold drink while relaxing on the couch. While on its own the Google Assistant isn’t there […]