Lots of us use Google Maps and Search to find businesses and get info about them, like their location and hours. Those features really come in handy during the holidays, and now Google is making Maps and Search even more useful for us that’ll be out shopping for loved ones.
Google is adding holiday hours to Google Maps and Search. That means that when you’re viewing a business page, you’ll see the shop’s holiday hours if there’s a holiday coming up in the next 7 days. If the business doesn’t have any holiday hours available anywhere, Google will warn you that the shops hours may be different than what’s listed because of the holiday.
It can take a lot of time to hunt down a business’s holiday hours, especially when you’re on a phone and are forced to navigate a website that may not be mobile-optimized. Google’s addition to Maps and Search makes everything much easier, which is good because anything that can reduce the stress of holiday shopping is welcome.