Google removes cupcake calorie opposite from Maps

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Some users did not wish to be told how many cakes they had walked

Google has motionless to mislay an refurbish to Maps that shows users how many calories they would bake if they walked to their destination.

It follows what a hunt hulk described as “strong user feedback” with many criticising a underline as patronising, degrading and a probable trigger for eating disorders.

The pinkish cupcake calorie opposite was also lambasted as being unscientific.

It will be private by a finish of a day, Google has confirmed.

The initial underline was rolled out on a iOS chronicle of Google Maps, underneath walking directions.

It told people how many calories they would bake if they walked and what that was in terms of cupcakes.

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Twitter user Taylor Lorenz summed adult a opinion of many when she tweeted that a underline could be “extremely triggering” for someone with eating disorders.

She also criticised it since it could not be incited off, and for being “wildly inaccurate” since it unsuccessful to take into comment ubiquitous health information.

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Priya Tew, a member of a Association of UK Dietitians said: “Although it is good to inspire people to travel more, carrying a calories used on Google Maps does not seem to be a best approach to do this.

“Firstly it encourages competition, perplexing to bake some-more calories any day that could be triggering for some people who have a bent to over-exercise. Secondly it could make people feel abashed that they have not walked distant adequate or burnt adequate calories.

“If people wish to count their calories afterwards they should be given a choice to do this, rather than it being enforced.”

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