Google understands that it is unpleasant to pull up at a nice restaurant and then have to wait minutes before your group can get seated. That is why they have added a new feature to their iOS app which will let you know when there is such a wait at that restaurant you are about to go to.
This new feature is rolling out to the Google Maps for iOS only though, so Android users should not hold their breaths.
What it will do is inform the restaurant goer of the average waiting times at certain eateries. Because the values can change at any time, Google has opted to go the way of hourly updates rather than sending out a one-time figure.
This new update already has more than one million restaurants covered under it. Asides giving an insight into the waiting times too, the new update also makes it easier to find reviews on a restaurant of your choice.
If you already have the app, just go ahead and update it to start enjoying the new feature. Those that did not have it earlier can head over to the Apple App Store to get their Google Maps installed on their phones