There is a new way Google has given us to search inside a mall for the local stores and businesses at a shopping center.  You can search for your local mall or shopping center on your mobile phone, and a “directory” tab should should up at the top.  Clicking on the directory tab will give you the ability to search by store or browse by type of store by clicking on the tabs on the top.

Google had given Android Maps the ability to search indoor malls with indoor GPS features or indoor mapping back in 2014.  But this newest update is the first time Google is showing a “directory” tab in the local panel.

This was first spotted by Sergey Alakov, who wrote, “I personally think this addition is very much in line with Google’s many recent changes that seem to be aimed at keeping users within Google’s properties, and as a user, I see how this new feature can be very useful.”

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