Google Maps Rolling Out ‘Area Busyness’ Feature to Help You Avoid Visiting Crowded Places


Google Maps has started rolling out a feature that will highlight the busiest areas in your city or town. Called ‘Area Business’, the new offering is designed to help you avoid the crowds and quickly find out if your neighborhood or any part of your city has outnumbered people in general. The feature works on all platforms, including Android and iOS, and may work for areas that have recreational spaces such as restaurants, shops, and museums. Users in India and around the world can start experiencing the area engagement feature after getting the updated version of Google Maps on their devices.

announced Last month, on field occupancy Google Maps Live Engagement combines trends to show the busiest places in a particular city or town. Engagement trends are claimed to be based on aggregated and anonymized location history data that Google Collects from people who have selected it from their Google Account.

“This data is helpful in calculating how busy a location is typically for each hour of the week,” Google Explained In a blog post.

Area which is near its busiest state Labeled “busy area” on Google Maps. You only need to tap it once to see a chart showing how busy the area is at different times of the day, as well as a slew of restaurants, shops, and recreational spaces (like a museum) within it. with directory.

Google Maps starts showing “busy areas” labels in India and around the world

Google confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the Area Business feature is now available for all users globally and is part of the India rollout.

Engagement information has been part of Google Maps from 2016, You’ll be able to find it by tapping a particular place on the maps. Plus, last year Google Maps start signal Including “as busy as it usually gets” and “usually not too busy” under place names.

However, Google has now expanded its efforts by starting to highlight busy areas directly on virtual maps. The update also comes amid the emergence of the Omicron version coronavirus, which is preventing people from staying indoors and going to crowded places.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360 based out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, internet services and telecommunications development. Jagmeet is available on Twitter @JagmeetS13 or email at [email protected] Please send your leads and tips.
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