Google seems to have big plans this year. It turned Google Maps into a useful tool during such tough times. The web mapping service got updated and allows you from now on to support local eateries during the quarantine. Google has rolled out a lot of updates to its iOS and Android apps that highlight restaurants with takeout or delivery options.
Google Maps Latest Update Highlights Delivery and Takeout Restaurants
Google Maps still lets you grab a bite to eat even during the pandemic. Google recently updated the web mapping service. You can support the restaurant near you and choose delivery or takeout options. With only one click, you can see which restaurants are available. Orders can be done if there’s direct integration. You could also support local businesses during the quarantine by browsing lots of neighborhood restaurants.
Google Maps’ feature is available in at least France, Canada, the US, and other regions of the world, too. Even if this update is a harsh reminder of all the places, you can’t go anymore while self-isolating, there’s a good part. You’ll be able to find out where to go when the quarantine time is over.
Google Allows Users to Order Food in Google Search and Google Assistant
Google also lets you order food in Google Search and Google Assistant, too. The company is working with Postmates, DoorDash, Slice, Delivery.com, and ChowNow, with support for Zuppler and many more. On Search, you’ll notice an Order Online setting for participating restaurants. From there, you can choose a delivery service and place orders.
You can quickly check out using Google Pay. Google Assistant also lets you order from a restaurant, either you have a device running on Android or iOS. Reorder anytime you want, because Google Assistant saves your orders. As it seems, Google Maps and Google Assistant can make your life much better during the period of isolation.
Patricia Smead is The Trending Times’s senior contributor covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Patricia graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.