Going Out? Google Will Tell You How Crowded Your Favorite Bar or Restaurant Is (in Real Time)

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For awhile now Google has had its Popular Times feature which allows you to view a summary of a specific location's general busyness based on Google's metadata. But now – just in time for holiday shopping – you can do it all in real time…   

According to The Verge, this new feature now allows you to check in and see how busy your destination is in real time so there will be less need to wait in long lines this season. Moreover, the feature shows you how long people are staying in any given place on average so you can figure out how long you ought to wait for it to die down. Or at least how long people are enjoying the atmosphere before deciding to scoot on for the night. 

Read more about how it works here.