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Google Search and Maps will now show ‘wait times’ for restaurants

Google Search will show you the estimate wait-time at your favourite eating hangouts.

Written by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 08, 2017 11:03 IST ]
Google Search and Maps will now show ‘wait times’ for restaurants

Nobody likes to stand in long queues at the restaurants. So, Google Search has come up with a solution to this problem. Now you can relax as Google is soon rolling out wait times on Google Search, followed by Maps. It will show you the estimate wait-time at your favourite eating hangouts.  To see wait times for nearly a million sit-down restaurants around the world that allow walk-ins, just search for the restaurant on Google, open the business listing, and scroll down to the "Popular Times" section.

"There, you'll see the estimated wait time at that very moment. And by tapping on any of the hour bars, you'll see the estimated wait for that time period," Google said in a blog post on Wednesday.

You can even scroll left and right to see a summary of each day's wait times below the hour bars, so you can plan ahead to beat the crowds. Wait-time estimates are based on anonymised historical data, similar to how Google computes the previously launched 'Popular Times' and 'Visit Duration' features.

In the case of restaurants, Google will now include a pop-up box that appears when you click on a time frame in the popular times' chart. The box shows the live or historical data labelled as "busy", "usually busy", "usually not busy", etc., along with the wait time, TechCrunch reported.

(With IANS Inputs) 

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