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Google adds restaurant wait times to Search and Maps

betanews Tuesday, 7 November 2017 ()
Search for a restaurant using Google, and you're already told the times of day at which a particular place is busiest. But Google is about to make this information even more useful. The fact that a restaurant is busy at 3PM on a Thursday afternoon doesn't necessarily mean you'll have to wait ages for service -- there may be more staff working, for instance. A new update to Google Search -- and Maps is to follow -- means you'll be able to see estimated wait times as well. See also: Android users, you may soon be able to buy audiobooks… [Continue Reading]
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Google is updating its search and map functions to show you restaurant wait times. All users will have to do is search for the restaurant on Google, open the business listing, and a Popular Times section will be displayed with an estimated wait in real time Time spent at restaurant on average will...

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