ICYMI: Perplexity can show a live map for local searches

Explore the latest in local search with Perplexity's live map feature, now with full-screen view and a sleek dark mode.

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ICYMI: Perplexity can show a live map for local searches

For those of you who haven't caught up with the latest developments, Perplexity has rolled out a nifty feature that brings local search to life—quite literally. When users search for something local, they're now presented with a live map. This new functionality integrates a map widget prominently on the top right of the web interface, which can be easily expanded to occupy the full screen for an immersive experience. Beyond a simple visual aid, this comes paired with a list of places related to your search, mapped out for convenience and better orientation.

How to Access the Live Map Feature

  1. Open Perplexity on your web browser or mobile app.
  2. Enter a local search query in the search bar like "coffee nearby".
  3. Notice the map widget appearing in the top right corner.
  4. Click or tap on the widget to expand it to full screen view if desired.
  5. Browse through the listed places on the map for more details.
Live map on Perplexity AI

About Perplexity and the Adoption of Mapbox

Perplexity is making strides to enhance user engagement by adopting Mapbox, a map provider renowned for their sleek dark mode interfaces and precise location services. The inclusion of Mapbox's features into Perplexity's suite not only shows a dedication to aesthetic appeal and functionality but also indicates a commitment to providing users with up-to-date and reliable local information regardless of whether they're on the move or planning from a desktop.


The information regarding Perplexity's new live map feature was gathered from user experiences and observations of the application's behavior. As of the date of this article, there has been no official release announcement. TestingCatalog's editorial team conducts thorough tests and verifications of each feature to ensure accurate reporting. Our commitment to providing firsthand information is paramount, and we always strive to explore and confirm new functionalities directly within the app to bring our readers reliable insights.