If you don’t like to dig in to social media or other apps to show events around you, Google in a new update to its Search will now help users discover, promote and attend their favourite events in town.
Starting today, doing a search for many types of events on the Google mobile search app and mobile web will bring up a concise summary of events and activities from popular sites from across the web like BookMyShow.com, AllEvents.in, EventsHigh.com, and 10times.com.
All of those fun activities in your city -- from the latest in rock, art and theatre to those happening food festivals -- are now just a tap away.
So, if you are a foodie, type in search query like, “food festivals in Delhi,” and Google will show you a list of the best options in an easy-to-review format.
Have an interest in the performing arts? You can now check out the latest plays running near you. Even try out specific queries like “Marathi plays in Mumbai”, and you’ll see options right up your alley. You can also try typing “events near me” for a broader view of the fun social events happening around you.
As part of this updated search experience for events, each listing contains key details in the event title including date, time, location, and even price where available. Tapping an event listing takes you directly to the website from where you can learn more or buy tickets.
Whether you’re looking to score a last-minute deal or planning an outing with your squad for that long weekend, tap the buttons above the listing and filter events taking place today, tomorrow, over the weekend, next week and more.
Google has also released developer guidelines to help developers format their event listings so users can more easily find them when looking for activities and events on Google.