Handy Google Tips For You During This Holy Month Of Ramadan

Ramadan is finally here, that means more than 1.7 billion Muslims around the world will observe this time of fasting, gratitude, giving back and connecting with family and friends—and we’re helping you access the information you need to make the most of it. 

Below, we’ve put together a few special experiences across Google to help, from keeping up with prayer time to calculating the perfect nutritional information, all made using virtual reality technology. Easy. Salam Ramadan Kareem! 

1. Searching for prayer time

Now, Google gives you the ability to customize the calculation method used to figure out when the prayer times are in that region. They launched this feature in a number of predominantly Islamic countries to make it easier to find prayer times for locally popular queries. What’s better, you get to see the prayer times for the next 30 days too! 

2. Google’s qibla finder

Finding the Qibla—the direction that should be faced when a Muslim prays, wherever they are in the world—is now easier thanks to a new Google web app. Just go to the address g.co/QiblaFinder on your smartphone and move the camera until the Kaaba symbol shows up, floating in space. 

3. Nutritional infos

Food intake is heavily-scrutinised—especially during Ramadan. To help you keep an eye on eating habits and to assist those on a strict diet, Google will help you search for the breakdown of nutritional information just on the tip of your fingers. This is also very useful for those who have dietary restrictions and food allergies. 

4. Customize greeting cards

Sure, our current MCO situation is making it hard for us to gather around our loved ones and our friends. But that doesn’t mean you can’t send them your e-regards! With Google’s Qalam, you can create beautiful personalised messages with the help of nine artists from the world. Your Ramadan will be better with special colorful 3D greeting cards.