The latest Google Maps update will now show you exactly how busy a restaurant is in real time.
The Popular Times functionality has been around for nearly two years, displaying predictive information based on average popularity over several weeks. However, the new update will use real-time data to show ‘live’ information on how many people are in particular proprietors at any given time.
You can see the functionality in action below.
This new addition will account for special events, holiday traffic and other unforeseen situations that could increase or decrease the popularity of a place.
So the spot you're going doesn't take bookings or if you like to live fast and loose, this will help you pick the perfect time to nab a table.
This article originally appeared on 7travel.com.au.