Ordering food via Google Maps, Search and Assistant has just got easier

Google has been pretty active when it comes to updating apps with new features. We already know that the Google Search app is getting a dark mode which is in line with the system-wide dark mode of Android Q, and now we’re learning that the company has also added a new functionality to its Search, Assistant and Maps applications that will give an enormous advantage to the companies like Uber Eats and Grubhub. That’s right – ordering food via Google Maps and search is now widely available to all users.

Interestingly, the feature has been developed in partnership with food delivery apps such as DoorDash, Delivery.com, Slice, ChowNow, and Postmates. Support for other food delivery partners is also coming soon. Let’s see how long they take to join hands with the company because this seems like a lovely feature that users like me enjoy. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve looked up the restaurant’s open hours on Google Maps and opened Doordash to order something. Well, that process will now be pretty smooth.


How does ordering food via Google Maps work?

Ordering food via Google Maps

Ordering food via Google Maps

The feature works very simply. You start by searching for a restaurant or a dish, and if a nearby restaurant has partnered with Google to deliver food then you’ll be shown an “Order Online” button. Clicking the button will allow you to choose food items, choose a delivery or pickup option, and finally check out by making the payment. If any restaurants are available through multiple delivery services then those options will also be shown.

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The feature will work with both Google Search and Google Maps, and if you wish you can also ask your Google Assistant to order some food for you from your favorite restaurants. Plain and simple. Give it a try and do let us know what you think!

Source | Google

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