Google New Feature: To protect users from COVID-19 infection, Google has added a special feature in its Maps service. With the help of this new feature in Google Maps, it will help in safe movement between coronavirus infection. An update is being rolled out to make the feature accessible to users. The new Google update will allow users to track flight and search hotels that are available in the cities they are traveling to. Also Read - Google Trained Machines To Predict When a Patient Will Die
Google’s Richard Holden, VP, Product Management, Travel, said in a statement, “As restrictions and advisories begin to lift, we’re adding information about travel resuming in a specific destination on Google Search. In the next week, you’ll see the percentage of open hotels with availability and flights operating at the city or county level based on Google Flights and Hotels data from the previous week.” Also Read - Google Updates: Android P Beta Launched, iPhone-Like Navigation Gestures Installed
Another important feature that Google rolled out post-COVID-19, during the booking process you can opt for a fee-free cancelation. This feature helps a traveler to opt for a hotel that doesn’t deduct any amount if a person cancels the booking. After Covid-19 has hit the world, Google has updated many interesting features in Maps, Travel, and Search. These features have helped users to find out infected areas and much other essential information related to Coronavirus Pandemic. Also Read - New Google Feed to Improve Search Experience for Indian Users
Earlier, Google had released features for Maps, keeping in mind the increasing impact of Coronavirus infection. Through these features, users will be able to find out which place is banned due to infection. Along with this, users will also be able to know how much congestion is there and which train or bus is running late. At the same time, the company said that with the help of latest features, the users will be able to maintain social distancing.