Important update: Local Guides Help support articles will be migrating to the Google Maps Help Center in the coming months.


Local Guides is a global community of explorers who write reviews, share photos, answer questions, add or edit places, and check facts on Google Maps. Millions of people rely on contributions like yours to decide where to go and what to do.

Become a Local Guide

Sign up with your Google account and select your current location. Every place you review, photograph, add, edit, or provide additional info for on Google Maps earns you points toward unlocking something new.

Who can be a Local Guide

Local Guides is offered everywhere Google Maps is available. At this time, Google Maps is available in more than 40 countries and languages.

The Local Guides program is for individuals, not businesses. Contributions from businesses or business pages will not count toward Local Guides levels or benefits.

To participate in Local Guides, you must meet the age requirements for your country. For more information, review the Local Guides Program Terms and Conditions.

Tip: It may take up to 9 weeks after you turn 18 for your Google account to update.

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