Navigate the map

In Google Maps, 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. 

Note: To return to North-up view, touch the compass icon  that appears in the top-right corner. This icon will appear only if you are not oriented North-up.

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 down, pulling the map towards you.

To zoom out, either touch 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 up, pushing the map away from you.

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