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The bathroom of an apartment at the Olympic Village is seen during a media tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 23, 2016. Rio will host the Olympic games starting on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Google's Toilet Locator will help you find clean public bathrooms in India


Finding a clean public restroom in a big city is hard, and Google is looking to make that a little easier.

The tech giant is working with India's Ministry of Urban Development to launch Toilet Locator, a service that will offer a way for users to find clean toilets nearby.

This feature will be available on Google Maps. The restrooms listed will be located outside and in public buildings like hospitals, subway stations, and malls.

The learning curve won't be too steep, seeing as finding a toilet will use the same process we use to find a deli or a gas station.

Users will be able to simply type in "toilet" in Google maps (or the Hindi alternatives "swach" and "swacchatta") and be alerted to the nearest toilet.

Stumble upon a dirty toilet? Users will be able to leave a review that others can see.

The project launched its pilot phase November 15th and run through the 30th. It will be available in New Delhi at first, with plans to expand to other Indian cities in the future.

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