Google Maps adds a live view for popular times at venues
Google Maps makes the popular times feature work in the now, with a real-time view.
Google announced they have expanded their popular times feature within Google Maps to show you a live view of the data. Google Maps now will tell you how busy or slow a specific venue is in real time.
Google said they have added a “real-time look at how crowded a place is right now, to help you decide where and when to go.”
The GIF below shows a red live indicator icon that shows the real-time data, with an option to mark if it is correct or not.
This new view gives you an actual real-time view of that, which is important for holiday shopping.
In addition, Google will also show you the business hours of stores within stores. So if you run a store like CVS, and there is a pharmacy in the store, you can list both the normal store hours and the pharmacy hours.