Google brings Google Now info on your flights, reservations, etc. to Google Search

August 15, 2013

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Google is making info on your flights, reservations, appointments, and more available to you (privately) in Google Search if the info in your Gmail, Google Calendar, or Google+.

“Over the next several days, we’ll be rolling this out to all U.S., English-speaking users on desktop, tablet and smartphone, with voice search,” according to the Official Google Blog.

Google has been offering this kind of info in Google Now.

Examples of what you can do:

  • Flights: Ask Google “Is my flight on time?” to get info on your upcoming flights and live status on your current flights.
  • Reservations: Ask for “my reservations” to see your dining plans or “my hotel” to get your hotel name and address. With one tap, you can get driving or public transit directions straight there, saving you lots of steps.
  • Purchases: Ask for “my purchases,” and you’ll get the status of your current orders, so you know whether your mom’s birthday present will arrive on time.
  • Plans: Ask Google “What are my plans for tomorrow?” to see a summary of upcoming flights, hotels, restaurant reservations and events — very useful when you’re traveling.
  • Photos: Say “Show me my photos from Thailand” to see the photos you uploaded to Google+. You can also ask for “my photos of sunsets” if you want to show off the shots you’ve taken over the year; Google will try to automatically recognize the type of photo you’re asking for.

The info is secure, via encrypted connection, visible only to you when you’re signed in to Google, and can be turned off.