We all know that during the holidays, some stores and businsses have special extended hours for shopping, along with reduced hours during the actual holiday dates. Google wants to help smartphone owners during this time with new updates that are rolling out to its Maps and Search apps that will provide more information on holiday business hours.
We've added holiday hours to Maps and Search, so when you search for a business and a major holiday is within the next seven days, you'll see whether the business has a special holiday schedule. Not only will you avoid showing up to find the doors locked, but you'll save time by not having to call the business or check the website for hours.
If the holiday hours of a store or business are not known to Google, it will show a warning message on the Maps and Search apps that state the published hours may be different during the holidays. These updates will be available globally for both apps.