Local Guides Connect

Local Guides Connect is an online forum where you can get to know other Local Guides, share your discoveries, keep up to date on the latest product info, and more. You can also suggest improvements for the Local Guides program and features on Google Maps. In addition, many Local Guides visit Connect to learn more about photography, food, and travel.

Sign up for Connect

To join Local Guides Connect, visit the forum and sign in with your Google account. Then, you can start a discussion and reply to other members’ posts. You can also customize your community experience, post ideas, and vote on the ideas you like best.

We encourage Local Guides to visit Connect often and participate.

Close your Connect account
  1. Visit Local Guides Connect and click your profile photo in the top right corner
  2. Click My Settings
  3. Go to the Close Account tab and click Close Account to confirm

After you close your Connect account, your posts will remain on the forum. However, they will be attributed to “Anonymous” rather than your username. Please note: you cannot add your username back to your content once your Connect account has been closed.