Specifically, Google has added support for +snippets in Maps. +Snippets, which rolled out in August, adds a link, description and thumbnail to whatever webpage you want to share to Google+. When you click on the “Share” button on the black Google+ bar, the share will be populated with a description and image.
“With today’s launch, Google Maps joins other Google products like Books, Offers and Product Search in having +snippets,” Google’s VP of product management Bradley Horowitz said on the company’s blog. “And like Maps, what you see onscreen is what you share—just click on ‘Share…’ in the Google+ bar to reveal the +snippet.”
Google has been on a mission to integrate its social network into every piece of its empire. In addition to +snippet integration with Maps, Books, Offers and Product Search, Google has also added the ability to launch Google+ Hangouts from YouTube.