Yelp is updating its Android app with an updated home feed and map search.

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Yelp is updating its Android app to introduce a new vertical home feed and search results with maps for a better restaurant finder following last year’s release. a similar update for Yelp iOS users.

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The company said the new vertical feed features highlights from local businesses and popular dishes from restaurants around you. Yelp also plans to soon place user-generated content, such as reviews, on the app’s home screen.

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The Android redesign also includes an updated map to explore functionality to add a visual element to search. This came after Instagram introduced a searchable map for location opened last month.

The change comes at a time when the younger generation is looking for and finding more places to do business through social media and visual content, rather than more traditional back office services. For example, at a recent conference, Google Senior Vice President Prabhakar Raghavan noted that younger users are turning to apps like Instagram and TikTok find new places.

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New Home Feed Design by Yelp for Android Image Credits: Squeal

In the update, Yelp has redesigned the registration page and business pages with a focus on photo highlighting. The company said it has also made improvements to the back end for faster app usage.

“In addition to our improved homepage, search results, and business pages, we have also made significant improvements to the back-end to reduce app load times, significantly reduce app errors, and improve the overall app experience. Users can also look forward to faster rollout of new Android updates in the future,” Yelp said in a statement.

The new Yelp update will be available to Android users in 900 US cities in the coming weeks.

Earlier this year, the company expanded its partnership with Hazel Analytics. to display accurate health scores on 700,000 business pages.


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