Google Local Adds Wait Times For Some Venues

Google has added wait times for some local venues they show in web search and Google Maps. The wait times tells you how long the wait time is right now or the expected wait time in the future based on historical data. It is right next to the popular times feature Google launched a while back.

Google wrote:

To see wait times for nearly a million sit-down restaurants around the world that allow walk-ins, just search for the restaurant on Google, open the business listing, and scroll down to the Popular Times section. There youâll see the estimated wait time at that very moment. And by tapping on any of the hour bars, youâll see the estimated wait for that time period. You can even scroll left and right to see a summary of each dayâs wait times below the hour barsâ”so you can plan ahead to beat the crowds.

The creepy thing is that this is no longer felt as creepy to people.

Here is a GIF of it in action:

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