Google Search Can Now Book A Cab For You

No need to open the Ola or Uber app to book a cab anymore!

Google Search Can Now Book A Cab For You
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If you are worried about being stuck in traffic jams while driving yourself in this festive season; worry not, as Google is there to rescue.

Google is now rolling out the feature to its search results.The search engine giant has announced that commuters would now be able to book cabs from Ola and Uber, straight from the Google search application or the mobile search browser.

Let's understand how!

Why only Ola and Uber?

Why only Ola and Uber?

This is because Google has teamed up with Ola and Uber (only) to make cab booking, even more, hassle free.

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What's the advantage?

Google Search Can Now Book A Cab
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With this integration, users across the country can ask Google for directions and book ride services right from the Google Search.

What Google has to say on this?

What Google has to say on this?
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"With this, users will be able to order, explore and make quick comparisons about the best-estimated taxi fare directly from Google search results on their mobile," Saket Gupta, Programme Manager, Google.

Here's how to do it

Here's how to do it
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Open Google Search app on your Android phone. This can also be done by activating Google Now through a long-press of the home button.

All just in a single tap

All just in a single tap
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On request for specific information like "Cab to Banglore airport," the app/browser directs the user to select a service or automatically opens the app to book the ride.

You can also narrow your search for a specific cab as well. 

You can also narrow your search for a specific cab as well. 
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For instance, the search will support "Ola for Mumbai Central Station."

What's the role of Google here?

What's the role of Google here?
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Google will fetch the trip estimate and other details without actually opening up the app along with the nearby location of the cab on the map.

In case you do not have Ola or Uber installed on your smartphone, Google will direct you to Google Play to install it

In case you do not have Ola or Uber installed on your smartphone, Google will direct you to Google Play to install it
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As yet, have you used 'Google Maps' to book a trip, or is the first impulse to fire the Uber or Ola app and book one?

Do you think the Google Search Integration will change the performance? 

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