Businesses can now mark themselves as 'temporarily closed' on Google
The number of businesses forced to close during the coronavirus outbreak is rising by the day. A number of these closures are temporary in nature, and now Google has stepped up by letting businesses mark themselves as "temporary closed" in Search and on Maps.
First noticed by SearchEngineLand, this new option is now available on Google My Business. To use it, business owners will have to sign in, then click "Info" on the left hand menu, navigate to "Close this business on Google" on the right hand side, and then click "Mark as temporarily closed."
Google says businesses which have temporarily adjusted their working hours, as well as those whose closures are not persistent, can use the "special hours" feature to inform their customers of the new conditions. Read more...More about Google, Google Maps, Google Search, Coronavirus, and Covid19