Discount Alerts Are Reportedly Beginning To Show Up In Google Now

Google Now is an interesting addition to the lives of those who use the feature. What started off as a fairly limited extension, is now migrating into something much more complex and integrated into user's daily lives. For instance, over the past few weeks and months, there has been a number of reports detailing how Google Now is evolving. A prime example of this came when it was recently reported that Google had introduced a flight price checker function, which allowed users to monitor the price of flights that they may had recently searched for. Not to mention, also quite recently, Google Now was reportedly providing users with information on their closest Gas stations. In particular, gas stations which were on a route that they were taking. So, it seems the service is looking to become more helpful as well as integrated with other Google apps like Maps, Search and so on.

In fact, it was only last week that it was reported that Google has now included support for a further seventy additional apps. This means, even more information and prompts based on what you have searched for are likely to pop up in Google Now going forward. Well, it looks like there is also another new feature which might be en route to the Google Now. In fact, it seems some users are already beginning to note the new feature being live.

The feature in question is a price checking feature. More specifically a price monitoring feature which now seems to advise the user when a product they have searched for, becomes cheaper to buy. Similar to how the function worked for the flight searches (and as you can see in the image below), now when a search is performed, at some point in the future, if the product drops in price, the user is sent a card detailing the 'was' price, the 'now' price and how much the saving equates to. How often or for how many products a user is likely to receive this information remains unknown. However, if you have searched for something recently, don't be surprised if you start being alerted about it. That is, of course, if the product in question goes on sale.

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