Points, levels, and badging
Levels are determined by the number of points you've earned. Receive 1 point for every place you review, photograph, add, edit, or provide additional information for on Google Maps. Earn up to 5 points per place. Unlock benefits along the way.
- Level 1 = 0-4 points
- Level 2 = 5-49 points
- Level 3 = 50-199 points
- Level 4 = 200-499 points
- Level 5 = 500+ points
Please note your points and level can take up to 24 hours to update in the Google Maps for mobile app. Points do not expire, though they may decrease if a review is removed for violating our policies. Contribute to Google Maps on a consistent basis to earn the most Local Guides benefits.
Earn points by contributing to Google Maps
- Upload 1 or more photos to the same place = 1 point
- Upload 2 photos + 1 review to the same place = 2 points
- Write 5 reviews of 5 different places = 5 points
- Answer 1 or more local questions about the same place = 1 point
- Make 1 or more edits to the same place = 1 point
- Add a new place = 1 point
- Open the Google Maps app
- Touch the menu
- Touch "Your contributions"
- Your level and total points count will be displayed
Please note your profile may take up to 24 hours to update.
Unlock additional benefits as you earn more points.
Local Guides Level 3 and above receive the badge in the Google Maps app as a benefit.
Reviews, edits, or photos marked private by Google are in violation of our policies and are visible only to you. Private reviews, edits, or photos do not count toward your Local Guides level.
Points may be deducted if your contribution is determined to be in violation of our content policy. Contributions that violate our policies do not count toward your Local Guides level.
Contributions made to points of interest or businesses that are on Google Maps do not expire. Contributions made to businesses that have permanently closed and have been removed from Google Maps will not count toward your Local Guides level.
Keep contributing to receive all program benefits. For some benefits, we give priority to Local Guides who are consistently contributing each month.