Add, remove, or share photos and videos

To improve Google Maps and share your favorite photos and videos, add them to Google Maps. You can add or remove them at any time. You can't add photos or videos to addresses.

When you post photos, here are some more things that others will be able to see:

Tip: If you’re a Local Guide, you can get points by adding photos and videos to Google Maps.

Add a photo

Add a photo from a place's page

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps and search for a place.
  2. After you've selected a place, click Add a photo. You might have to scroll down to see this.
  3. A box will appear. Drag the photo that you’d like to upload, or click Choose photos to upload.

Note: You can add photos for points of interest, like businesses or parks, but not addresses or coordinates.

Add photos from "Your contributions"

  1. Make sure that you have Location History turned on.
  2. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  3. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  4. Under the "Contribute" tab, click Add your photos to Maps. You won’t see this option if you haven't taken any photos with your phone or we can't find a location for your photos.
    • To post a photo, click one or more photos.
    • To edit a photo’s location, click the place name and select a different place.
  5. At the top, click Post Post.

See or hide your photos

See your photos

To view all the photos you've shared on Google Maps:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Choose Photos.

Note: All of your photos and reviews in Your contributions are visible to other people using Google Maps. There’s a link to Your contributions in all the reviews and photos you submit.

See the photos in your profile

Your reviews, shared photos, and Local Guides progress make up your Google Maps profile. Your profile is public, so other users can see the list of places you rated and reviewed. To see what your profile looks like to others:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. On the left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Click Contribute and then Profile settings.
  4. Click View your public profile.

Hide the photos in your profile

You can hide your shared photos and videos in your public profile. You’ll still see your photo, rating, or review on that place’s page, unless you delete it directly.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. On the left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Click Contribute and then Profile settings.
  4. Turn off Show contributions on your public profile.

Your profile won’t list any of your reviews and ratings.

Share a photo

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Choose Photos.
  4. Find the photo you’d like to share.
  5. In the top right, click More More and then Share.

Delete a photo

View or delete photos from Search

Photos added from Google Search can be viewed and deleted using Google Maps. 

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Click the "Photos" tab to view your contributed photos.
  4. To delete a photo, click More More and then Delete this photo.

Note: Deleting photos can take several minutes. If you don't see your changes right away, try closing "Your contributions" and re-opening it.

Add or delete a photo from Google My Business

If you’re a business owner and have verified your business, learn how to add a photo or delete a photo of your business.

Delete a photo from Google Maps

Photos you delete on Google Maps are also removed from:

  • Google Search

Photos you delete from Maps aren’t automatically removed from:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  3. Click Your contributions.
  4. Choose Photos.
  5. Find the photo you’d like to delete.
  6. In the top right corner of the photo, click More More and then Delete this photo.

Report a photo on Google Maps

If you see something in Google Maps that is inappropriate or inaccurate, you can let us know.

  1. Search for a place or click it on the map.
  2. On the top left, click the large photo to open the photo gallery.
  3. Click the photo you want to report.
  4. On the left side, click More More and then Report a problem.

Learn more about the Maps User Contributed Content Policy.