Ever since the Coronavirus outbreak, the entire world has come to a standstill. With governments across the world trying their best to salvage the situation and save lives, among many other things, tech companies have also jumped into the fray to do their bit. One of those companies is Google, which is now trying to help the masses with new technology that would deal with the lockdown situation with relative ease.
Google has added a new feature to its digital payment platforms Google Pay, which will allow its users to get details on the shops that are currently open and selling essential commodities like groceries. The new feature is called ‘Nearby Spot’ and has been currently rolled out only for Bengaluru.
With extreme social distancing in effect, heading to your nearest shopping district is not a carefree task anymore. In addition, retail stores are also trying to avoid contact from the buyers as much as possible. The lockdown in several parts of the world has indirectly given rise to the usage of digital payment platforms.
The Google Pay’s ‘Nearby Spot’ feature is expected to be later available for other regions in India including Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi. While the company hasn’t mentioned a date, it shouldn’t be long before this service is up and running in the rest of the country. Consumers will then get information on the stores that are selling essential commodities and are also accepting digital modes of payment.