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Google Maps Listings Now Have A ‘Temporarily Closed' Option

8 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Due to the fact that the spread of the coronavirus doesn't seem to be abating anytime soon, this means that many businesses that are deemed non-essential are being forced to change the way they operate. For some, this means temporarily suspending their operations for the time-being. To make it easier for customers to know if a business is closed, shut down, or continuing to operate, Google has announced a new “Temporarily Closed” feature for Google Maps listings. This means that businesses will soon be able to mark themselves as being temporarily closed, so that customers won't turn up and...
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Google Offers Travel-Specific Coronavirus Alerts In Search

Google Offers Travel-Specific Coronavirus Alerts In Search

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google has now announced COVID-19 and coronavirus travel-related alerts in Search, Maps, and at its dedicated Travel site via both desktop and mobile. The goal is to help users who absolutely must travel in spite of social distancing guidelines do so more conveniently and safely.
Now, when users perform a search for hotels, flights, things to do and other travel activities, COVID-19-related alerts and restrictions will be brought forward. Those appear directly at the top of the results. First and foremost, those will be related to advisories and restrictions for the given destination. It...
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Google Maps listings add ‘temporarily closed' option during coronavirus outbreak

Google Maps listings add ‘temporarily closed' option during coronavirus outbreak

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Many businesses depend on Google Maps and Search to drive customers to their locations, but during the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses have had to shut down temporarily. Now, Google Maps is adding a “temporarily closed” option for these businesses.
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