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Google Maps will show you if a place has room for social distancing and if it’s crowded

October 16, 2020


Ever since the coronavirus pandemic took over the world, Google Maps has been adding helpful updates for its users. Back in June, for example, Maps got a feature showing the crowdedness of transit areas, and just recently it got a full “COVID-19 layer”. Google describes the latter as “a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do.”

Now, the search engine giant has announced its next step in helping users get informed ahead of leaving their homes – expanding Google Maps’ live busyness information.

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