Google Pay Introduces ‘Nearby Spot’ To Help Users Find Local Stores Selling Essential Items Amid LockdownGoogle (Representative Image) (Unsplash/Paweł Czerwiński)

Technology giant Google has introduced a new feature called 'Nearby Spot' under its Google Pay platform, enabling the users to search for the local stores selling essential items such as groceries which are operational amid the lockdown, reports Economic Times.

The application currently serves Google users in Bengaluru. However, Google is planning to launch it soon in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.

Announcing the development in a blog post, Google India emphasised that it has taken a slew of measures to ensure access of authoritative and reliable information to the people and to provide relevant features across its products which can be useful during these trying times. These products include Search, Maps, Youtube and Pay.

Meanwhile, Google India had last week also launched a Covid-19 website which collates updated information as well as live statistics on a single page, enabling easy access to reliable information. The website presently supports English, Hindi and Marathi on smartphones, and is set to be rolled in more vernacular Indian languages soon.

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