Amid backlash, Google Maps nixes short-lived calories-and-cupcakes counter

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However, now Google has nixed the feature "based on strong user feedback", reports TechCrunch.

BuzzFeed News' Katie Notopoulos documented a new, short-lived Google Maps feature that would suggest walking to a given close-by destination while telling you how many calories the average human would burn doing so.

"This walk burns around 313 Calories - that's nearly 3 mini cupcakes", reads a message within the app's walking directions.

"The average person burns 90 calories by walking 1 mile".

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The app tallied calories in confectionary units: one mini cupcake equalling 110 calories.

The cupcake calories estimator came under fierce criticism on social media after people noted obsessive calorie counting is a hallmark of various eating disorders.

And although this new Maps feature might sound similar to how some restaurants are required to show calorie counts on menus, this is more aggressive.

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Others are shaming people who eat cupcakes is not cool and this may trigger those who actually have eating disorders. This is a feature that tracks how many calories a person has burned by walking a certain distance on foot. According to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) 30 million people suffer from eating disorders in the U.S. and they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

On Monday night, Google pulled the feature, which it said was an experiment on its iOS app.

It's also unclear how accurate the calorie estimates are for individual users, considering the tool doesn't take into account factors like weight and height.

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