Google is making minor adjustments to search and maps so that people can find everything important about Corona (Covid-19) faster.
Google has always adapted quickly to the current situation in recent weeks, among other things with a cooperation with Apple. But Google had also made several changes to search and other tools, as in recent days. There are new features in mobile search to get more information about Covid-19 more quickly. The new features apply equally to maps and searches.
Google continues to adapt Search and Maps to the current situation
“The pandemic has affected the hours of operation and walk-in patterns of many healthcare providers. To communicate changes that could affect someone’s visit, a link is automatically displayed directly to the healthcare providers’ COVID-19 information page in Search and Maps. We also put together best practices on how healthcare providers can update their websites and provide information about COVID-19 on Google My Business. “
On the one hand, administrators can store additional details in My Business, which are therefore easier for users to find. Practically. Additional changes are initially limited to the US market.
“Starting as a pilot in the US, we will also showcase pervasive virtual care platforms directly in search so that users can more easily access virtual tours.”