Google Will Now Tell You When That Coffee Shop Is Busy

Shaunacy Ferro
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The Internet now offers yet another way to avoid human interaction. Business listings in Google searches will now come with data on when to arrive to skip the crowds. By searching for your nearest coffee shop or that hip restaurant down the street, you'll be able to click on the business name to see a graph of the days and times when it sees the most traffic, so you can plan out when to go to actually get a table.

Google announced the feature earlier this week, and, according to The Verge, it’s based on the same Android location data that lets Google Maps estimate traffic levels. It won’t be able to alert you to an unexpected rush for iced coffee on a hot day, but it’ll tell you whether the place is normally packed or dead at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday. 

[h/t: Design Taxi]