Google Search features new tool for pandemic shopping

Google Search features new tool for pandemic shopping

Stan Schroeder 16/09/2020

Strolling around town and suddenly realize you want to buy a trombone?

No problem. A new Google feature gives you an overview of items you can buy near your physical location so you won't be trombone-less for long. 

The feature, announced by Google on Wednesday, works as follows. Enter a search phrase into Google on your phone, tap Shopping, and then select the Nearby filter on the top left. You'll get a list of items available in stores near your location, together with prices, reviews, and other information.

Handy.

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Google says that an increased number of searches for terms such as "curbside pickup" and "safe shopping" amid the Covid-19 pandemic is what motivated these new features. Read more...

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