Google will tell you how crowded your favorite destination is in real time

Google said in a blog post it is “adding a real-time look at how crowded a place is right now.” Google will soon tell you how busy a place is before you even get there. Google introduced a feature that lets you to see the popular times of businesses and favorite destinations in Search and Maps last year but now that feature will begin providing such information in real time.

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Soon you’ll be able to see exactly how busy a restaurant you’re considering going to currently is, which could help you avoid waiting too long. Along with the real-time feature, the update will also include average customer time spent at the place, so you can plan your day around that. It will also update retail hours to reflect holiday adjustments.