San Francisco: Google has expanded its feature to provide detailed information about air quality in the US to help people avoid pollution. First launched in India last November, the feature allows users to search ‘air pollution near me’ and related queries.
According to TechCrunch, users can now search for questions like ‘air quality in Brooklyn’ or ‘air quality in Boston’ to get location information different from their current location.
“We’re always working on new ways to connect people with useful information when they visit Google,” a company spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are continuing to explore ways to make official information on sustainability and environmental topics easily accessible and look forward to sharing more on this space soon,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying in the report.
The new feature joins a series of updates to Search that Google has rolled out over the past few months, mentioned in a report.
Last year, Google, with the help of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), allowed users to get real-time information about the air quality in their area in India.
Earlier this month, Google announced adding a new ‘Highly Cited’ label to search results to help users find the original source of a trending story.
first published:April 25, 2022, 3:31 p.m.