Navigate the map

In Google Maps for Android, you can pan, rotate, zoom, and tilt the map with the following gestures on your touchscreen device.

To move the map, drag the map with your finger. Repeat if you wish to move the map farther.
To rotate the maps, touch an area with two fingers and drag them simultaneously in a circular motion. A compass icon will appear in the top-left corner which you can touch to return the map to North-up view.
To zoom in, either double-tap a location with one finger or touch an area with two fingers at once and spread them apart.

Tip: to zoom in with one hand, double-tap a location, hold the second tap, and drag your finger up.

To zoom out, either tap once with two fingers or touch an area with two fingers and pinch them together. Note that not all zoom levels are available for all locations.

Tip: to zoom out with one hand, double-tap a location, hold the second tap, and drag your finger down.

To tilt the map, touch an area with two fingers and drag them from top to bottom in parallel to see an angled view of the map. Drag from bottom to top to return to an overhead view.

Please note that not all gestures work on all touchscreen devices. Learn more