Google has proven again why it is the most preferred search engine when it comes to delivering all customers need. The search engine is already known for giving users any information they need in a detailed manner and providing few other useful services, and now, the company is allowing you to book salons and spas through Maps and Search.
How to book salons and spas from the Google app
Google rolled out a similar feature last year allowing users to book wellness and fitness classes right from a business listing within Search and Maps, notes TechCrunch. Now many more options are available, as the tech giant has partnered with several salons and spas. Google’s new feature was made active on Thursday and will definitely become very popular, as fashion and grooming products are always in demand.
In a blog post, the company said, “Starting today (Thursday), you can book appointments at spas and salons across the U.S. on Google. So that fresh haircut or palm tree-green mani is only a couple taps away.”
Booking a service is an easy task, and there are many ways in which it can be done. The procedure for booking via Maps and Search is the same. The first step is to type in the name of the city where you want to schedule the service. If the chosen salon or spa relies on WellnessLiving, Rosy, SalonRunner or Yocale to handle its reservations, users will see a “Book” button in front of its Google listing.
On clicking the “Book” button, users will be asked to select a time for their appointment and fill in their personal details. Once this is done, the user will have to click “Book” one last time to confirm the appointment, notes wccftech. Going forward, the search giant plans to add more service providers, such as Shore, Envision, Booksy, SuperSalon, MyTime, TimeTrade, SimpleSpa and Schedulicity.
Users can book salons and spas through Reserve as well, but it’s a bit less convenient, as they first need to go to Reserve with Google’s site and then search for the salon or spa they are looking for.
Useful for users and Google
Booking services such as manicures, pedicures, haircuts and others is made easy with the new feature. It will save time for users too, as they won’t have to call up the salon or book through third-party online service vendors. For Google, this additional feature and the convenience of use will make users remain hooked onto Google’s platform. It will also help Google get information on people’s habits as to where they like to visit the most and spend their time.
Google also made some tweaks to its Search and Maps apps to make them more useful for cycling fans. The change follows the start of a major event in cycling, the 104th Grand Tour, notes Android Headlines. These latest tweaks won’t just end with the event; in fact, they are being made available for cyclists in general.