Google makes it easier to find specific dishes in nearby restaurants, whether it’s lasagna, dumplings, Italian food, or anything completely different. It also adds a series of new shopping features. The search giant, on September 28, announced this news in a blog post. This new search feature allows you to look up a specific dish by typing its name and “near me” in the search option.
Google is improving digital menus by “making them more visually rich and reliable.” It will then show you a list of all available options with images, prices, ingredients, and restaurants that have the searched dish. You will also get options for searching for a vegan, vegetarian or spicy version of that dish. There will also be a Highlights image carousel, and other dietary options will be available soon.
The post says that Google “aggregates menu information provided by people and merchants, and found on restaurant websites that use open standards for sharing data.” To achieve this, Google uses the “world-class image and language understanding technologies,” including its Unified Multitasking Model.
According to Google, “40% of people already have a dish in mind when searching for food.” So, Google makes its search engine a better place to browse restaurants. Initially, this feature is limited to the United States, in English only, but Google plans to roll it out more widely in the coming months.
Google Makes Shopping Easier For You
When it comes to shopping, typing “shop” and the item you’re looking for produces a visual feed of available products, research tools, and nearby supplies. In addition, Google makes it easier for businesses to put a rotating 360-degree model by providing only “a handful of still photos.”
Furthermore, a new page insight feature will offer discount price updates in the coming months. In a post, Google says a new feature in the Google app shows you helpful context about a web page you’re on or a product you’re researching, including its pros and cons, star ratings, and all in one view.