You may have noticed this week, when you search Google for restaurants, bars or other local places on your desktop, you’re seeing an interactive “carousel” of local results at the top of the page.
Give it a go—type or say “Cajun restaurants,” or try any similar search for restaurants, bars or hotels. Click on one of the places in the carousel to get more details on it, including its overall review-based score, address and photos. If you want to see more places, click the arrow at the right of the carousel. And you can zoom in on the map that appears below the carousel to restrict your search to only places in a specific area.
While some iPad and Nexus tablet users have seen this new look since December, Google has now officially expanded to the desktop. The interactive “carousel” is rolling out in English in the U.S. — they’ll add more features and languages over time.