Create a list of places

In Google Maps, you can create a list of places, such as your favourite places or places that you want to visit.

Make a new list

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then Your places and then Saved.
  3. In the bottom right, tap Add Add.
  4. Enter a name and description.
  5. Tap Save.

Save a place to a list

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
  3. At the bottom, tap the place name or address.
  4. Tap Save.
  5. Choose a list. To create a new list, tap New list Add.
  6. Optional: A note can be added to a place after saving it to a list.

Find your lists

You can find all of your lists, such as group lists and lists that you follow, in one area.
Your lists are divided into three sections:
  • Your lists: Has all of your ordered lists, sorted by the date that you most recently edited them. Your “Favourites”, “Want to go” and “Starred” lists are pinned to the top.
  • Group lists: Has all the lists that you and your group worked on, ordered by the date that you most recently edited them.
  • Lists you follow: Has all the lists that you follow on Maps.

To find your lists:

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Maps app Google Maps
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then  Your places and then Lists.
Tip: If a section has more than 20 lists, you’ll find “Show more lists” at the bottom of the list section. To find all your lists in a section, tap Show more lists.

Edit or delete a list

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your places and then Saved.
  3. Tap the list that you want to edit or delete.
  4. To erase a list, at the top, tap More More and then Delete list.
    Note: You can't delete the default lists built into Maps, like Favourites, Want to Go and Starred Places.  
  5. To change a list, at the top, tap Edit Edit. From here you can:
    • Edit the list: At the top, tap the name or description that you want to change.
    • Add notes: Tap the box below the place that you want to describe. You can add up to 4,000 characters.
    • Delete a saved place: Tap Remove Remove.
  6. When you’re done, in the top right, tap Save.

Complete your list

Lists that have the attributes below are eligible to be featured (featured lists can appear in the Google Maps Explore tab and other places across Maps & Search). To complete your list:

  1. Make a new list with your own title.
  2. Add description about the list.
  3. Add at least four places.
  4. Add descriptions about each place on the list.
  5. Select a photo for each place on the list.
  6. Tap Publish.

Note: A list can also remain private by toggling "private" so that only you can see your list. To toggle your list to private, next to your list tap More Moreand then Sharing options and then Private.

Customise your list order

You can customise the order of places saved to your Google Maps lists.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then Your places and then Lists.
  3. Tap the list that you want to rearrange.
  4. Tap Edit Edit.
  5. Turn on Customise list order.
  6. Touch and hold the four blue lines to the left of the place title to change the order. 
  7. When you’ve finished, tap Save.

Hide or share lists

​​Note: You can’t share starred places.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your places and then Saved.
  3. Next to the list that you want to share, tap More More and then choose an option:
    • Hide/Show on your map: Display or hide your saved places when looking at the map.
    • Share list: Allow others to see your saved list.
    • Sharing options: You can make your list public, private or shared. To let anyone with the link see your list, tap Shared. To let anyone find and follow your list, tap Public

Follow a list

If you follow a list made by someone else, their saved places will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

Follow a list using a link

  1. Tap on the link that you received to open it.
  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists that you follow.
  3. Optional: To unfollow a list that someone shared with you, tap the list and then Following.

See lists made by others

If a user has any Google Maps lists that were made public, you can follow them. 

  1. Tap on the name of a user whose list you want to follow.
  2. Tap Lists.
  3. Tap on the list that you want to follow and then More More and then Follow