Stop staring listlessly into space when someone asks you if you have any weekend plans. Instead, just stare at Google. On Wednesday, the search giant unveiled something new for you to search: Your plans.
Google’s newest feature on both the Google app and mobile web in the United States allows you to see a “clear summary of activities from sites from across the web like Eventbrite, Meetup, and more, that might be just what you’re looking for.” So when you search for a comedy show in New York, you’ll be able not only to see what venues you might want to check out, but also discover upcoming shows and even buy tickets immediately through the Google app.
Cutting out all the intermediary steps that might otherwise accompany searching for your Friday night plans, Google instead allows you to check out details about various activities with a single tap of the search button. You can see an event’s title, date and time, and location, or check out “more events” to see similar options. If you find something that tickles your fancy, just tap on it to purchase tickets.
Moreover, you can search for events happening in a specific time frame, so if you know that you’re taking a trip to Austin next week, you can filter your results to see what your best options may be. Or if you’re staying more local but need some inspiration for how to spend your time, just type “events near me” to see what’s happening in your neighborhood.
Google is also opening up this new feature to event creators, who are invited to explore the company’s developer guidelines to see how you to boost their listings, ensuring that eager event seekers will find their offerings. “We hope this update helps you make FOMO a thing of the past,” Google concluded, “You’ve got plans to make!”
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