Google launches new features on the Google Maps application to make travelling easier for users. With the new feature, a user will be able to access live business stats concerning millions of places by viewing critical health and safety-related information at a glance. Google has also updated the COVID layer of information which will be available on both iOS and Android applications.
Since the start of the pandemic, Google has added about 250 new features. Google claims to have been able to help about 10 million people in getting vital information about the disease via the COVID-19 layer, which has been added to the application.
Soon, the updated COVID layer will display information such as all-time detected COVID-19 cases within an area in addition to quick links concerning COVID resources via local authorities. With the new feature, travelling for users will be hassle-free since they can get information regarding local guidelines, restrictions in other cities, and testing sites quickly.
Google Maps will benefit people who use transit as it can provide live information about crowdedness in areas. As per Google, Android and iOS users globally will soon be able to see how crowded a bus, a subway line, or a train is depending on real-time feedback received via Google Map users across the world (based on where data is available).
Also, Google is planning to introduce a feature where the live status of delivery orders can be tracked when a user makes an order via Google Maps either on an Android or an iOS device. Google plans to also help users with expected wait times and delivery charges, along with giving them an option to reorder their favourites directly from the Google Maps app.
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