Save a place, share or find it later

Saving a place is like bookmarking a webpage. You can quickly find the place later. After you save a place, you can quickly find it later on the map or in search results.

Saving a place isn’t the same as saving a map to use offline.

Save a place
  1. Touch the back button  at the top of this page.
  2. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps app logo image on your phone or tablet.
  3. Search for a place. Or touch a map marker .
    Tip: You can save places that can’t be searched for, like a picnic spot in a park. Just touch and hold a spot on the map.
  4. Swipe up on the place info card.
  5. Touch Save .
Share a location
  1. Open the Google Maps on your phone or tablet.
  2. Search for a place. Or find a place on the map then touch and hold to drop a pin.
  3. Swipe up on the place info card.
  4. Touch the menu on the top right corner.
  5. Choose Share and select an app. It’ll send a link that shows the place in Google Maps. 

To share with Google+, you must be signed in and have a Google+ profile.

Find your saved places
  1. Open the Google Maps app 
  2. Touch the side menu  > Your places.
  3. Scroll down until you see your saved and shared places.
Search for a saved place
  1. Open the Google Maps app  on your phone or tablet.
  2. Touch the search box.
  3. Start typing the name of the place you’ve saved.
  4. Touch the search suggestion for the place.

Note: You must have Web & App Activity turned on to see saved places while searching.

Get directions to a saved place
  1. Open the Google Maps app  on your phone or tablet.
  2. Touch the directions icon directions button image.
  3. Swipe up to see your recently saved places.

Note: You must have Web & App Activity turned on to see saved places while searching.

Remove a saved place
  1. Open the Google Maps app  on your phone or tablet.
  2. Touch the side menu > Your places.
  3. Scroll down until you see your saved places.
  4. Touch a place you want to remove from your saved places.
  5. Swipe up on the place info card.
  6. Touch the to remove it from your saved places.
Rename a saved place

You cannot rename saved places in Google Maps.
Here’s a couple tips to help you find people and places by their names:

  • Save the name of a place, instead of an address: Search for the name of the place before touching Save . Or touch a map marker .
  • Search for friends & family: You can search Google Maps for a contact’s address. If you can’t find someone, then add them to your contacts.

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