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  • Code within the latest beta version of Google Maps indicates that Google could add a chatbot to the app.
  • We speculate that the chatbot could be used for the Local Guides program or possibly other uses.

Google Maps is one of the best free Android apps that you can install and use on your phone. Many of us have become used to opening Maps before leaving the house to see the estimated traffic along our usual routes. We also rely on Maps for the treasure trove of local information it has of practically every region in the world. Google wants to add more features to Maps, and the next one in line could be a chatbot.

Google Maps v11.105 beta includes code around a chatbot. There is not much information that can be gleaned from the strings, though.