To try out this feature, open Google Maps on your phone and search for the place you are heading to and scroll down past the description and phone number. You will find the ‘Popular times‘ option, which will show you a chart of how busy that place is throughout the day.
Moreover, are live popular times accurate?
All of the Placemeter data used in this study has a proven accuracy of at least 80%.
Also question is, how accurate is Google’s popular times?
This isn’t accurate, as there might be several users who would be visiting who do not have Google Maps or Location history enabled. So “Popular Times” is just an indication isn’t very accurate.
How do you check your crowd at places?
To start with, open Google Maps and enter your destination. Look for transit details and scroll down to find crowdedness predictions. You can also add your views in the app.
To determine how busy a place is, Google uses anonymized location data and real-time searches. When this information is not available, the company relies on past data to predict busy times. Complex algorithms extrapolate past and incomplete data to arrive at a good estimate. The busiest hour becomes the benchmark.
Popular times graph: This graph shows how busy your location typically is during different times of the day. Popular times are based on average popularity over the last few months. Popularity for any given hour is shown relative to the typical peak popularity for the business for the week.