Make searching easier and faster. If you are signed in to your Google account, you will see suggestions based on past searches and interactions you have had with places. Google Maps may include the following types of suggestions for you:
- Recent searches or directions queries on desktop or mobile, if you have Web History enabled
- Places that you've starred on desktop or mobile
- Places that you’ve previously checked-in to, rated, or reviewed
- Your home and work locations, if set by you on Google Maps
- Places similar to these types of locations
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You can change your recent searches and directions queries in Web History. You can manage your starred locations, ratings, reviews, check-ins, and Home and Work locations under your My Places tab in Maps or your Google Dashboard.
Benefits of search suggestions
- If you tend to search for the same places and categories multiple times, relevant suggestions can help you complete long or hard-to-remember queries with ease. Suggestions can include categories (e.g. “pizza” or “coffee”), places (e.g. “Eiffel Tower”), or addresses (e.g. “1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy”).
- Sync between your desktop and mobile versions of Google Maps. For example, if you come across a restaurant you want to try on Google Maps, it will be easier to get directions on your mobile phone. Open Google Maps on your phone, start typing the name, and you'll quickly see a suggestion. This saves you from re-typing a long query.