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As an entrepreneur, you must have gone through that feeling of visiting up a restaurant for a meeting and finding out there's an hour wait. Startup Entrepreneurs are constantly chasing investors for that one meeting where they can introduce their startup and grow their network. But what can they do to know how busy a place typically is at different times of the week ?
Thankfully, Google's new feature will let busy entrepreneurs find out how crowded a place is right now, to help them decide where and when to go for their next meeting.Google Search and Maps went a step further from the Popular Times feature to offer a real-time view of crowds at specific locations.
Given below are the three things to know about this new feature :
Crowd Control Tool: Last year the Popular Times feature was introduced in Google Search and Maps to check how busy a place typically is at different times of the week. But with a new addition of real-time look, one can check how crowded a place is right now. All you have to do is, check Popular Times for a sneak preview of what to expect when you arrive
Time management: Hosting a party can be stressful and intimidating. But you can stay organised by using this feature to check and see how long people typically stay at a given location. That way you can plan and keep a track of your itinerary for minute by minute details.
Store Hours, Know When To Go: Stores, businesses and restaurants can sometimes have multiple hours for different departments and special services. You have access to these various hours on Google to know what time to stop by the local supermarket . It’ll also update retail hours to reflect holiday adjustments.
While there are already number of apps that allow users to manage a waitlist and reservations but Google's ability to collect data from millions of users is influencing this new feature.