Google My Business seems to have added a new business attribute named “crowd.” In this, you can mark you business as being LGBTQ+ friendly and a transgender safespace.
We covered that Google showed the LGBTQ+ friendly on some businesses back in 2020 but Google added labels like this in 2018 but honestly, I have never seen this “crowd” attribute in my business profile in Google My Business and most of us have not.
Here is what I see under the info section after you edit your attributes:
Here is what it might look like if you check them off, as we covered in 2020:
Andrew Bullimore spotted this and posted it on Twitter and Claire Carlile noted she didn’t see all of this before either:
launched in 2018? Personally, I’ve never seen ‘transgender safespace’ in a business dashboard until today – https://t.co/tcCoYjHy0w
— Claire Carlile????️ ???? ???? ???? (@clairecarlile) October 20, 2021
I am not the only one who thinks the “crowd” section is new:
You’re right – Crowd in a new one to me too, but wasn’t 100 per cent sure. Thanks
— Andrew Bullimore (@bullimore_bully) October 20, 2021
Forum discussion at Twitter.