Google Is Launching A Toilet Locator In India So People Can Find A Clean Public Bathroom

Probably everyone has a horror story that begins with aimlessly running around trying to locate a bathroom. But in India, where 70 percent of the population doesn't have access to a clean bathroom, the horror is more than likely a daily occurrence.

In an effort to relieve people who need to relieve themselves, the Indian government is teaming up with Google to launch the "Google Toilet Indicator," a Google Maps integration that allows users to search for clean public restrooms at places like malls, hospitals, gas stations, and more.

"Once you open Maps, you can simply put in any word related to a toilet, like lavatory, toilet, washroom, sauchalay, sulabh, etc. and Google Map Toilet Locator will understand your need," according to "It will then locate all the public toilets in the vicinity and help you locate one closest to you."

People will also be able to give the toilet a review based on its cleanliness.

The app will eventually cover the entire country, but as of now, a pilot program ran around New Delhi during the Indian Ministry of Urban Development's "Cleanliness Fortnight."