Google has launched ‘Nearby Spot’ under “Google Pay” to assist users to find local stores selling essentials like groceries that are open, amid the lockdown. The Google “Nearby Spot” is going to be launched in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi soon. The company has launched the COVID-19 Spot on Google Pay that aggregates all pertinent information on the subject, sourced directly from the Health Ministry.
This “Nearby Spot” also helps users to donate in PM-CARES Fund or NGOs such as SEEDS, Give India, United Way and Charities Aid Foundation that is working towards procurement of protective tools for medical workers and relief for lockdown-impacted on daily wagers. This Nearby Spot allows a business to create a listing for the Google Pay app which, in turn, offers a customisable branded experience for that business.
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- Google CEO: Sundar Pichai; Headquarters: California, United States.