Learn more about Google Maps COVID-19 updates.

Use the Explore tab

Get personalized suggestions and updates about places in your map area. Navigate to the Explore tab on the Google Maps mobile app to find:

  • Updates from retailers, users, and third parties like local online news sites
  • Posts from businesses or people that you follow
  • Personalized recommendations based on your preferences and past activities

Tip: If you manage a Business Profile and want to post to the community feed, learn how to post as a business.

Use the feed on the Explore tab

The content in your feed is personalized and ranked based on your Web & App Activity, Location History, and current map area. When you move the map area, it automatically reloads nearby places on your screen. To turn off personalized recommendations, update your Web & App Activity settings.
 
Learn more about how to personalize your feed.

You can like, share, follow, or message businesses on their individual cards in your feed. To follow and receive updates from someone, tap Follow next to their profile name.

You can also add your own posts directly from the Explore tab. Photos or reviews you add about a place may be recommended on other peoples' Explore tabs. Your followers may also find your content in their tabs. Learn more about how to manage your Maps profile.

Tip: To minimize the feed, swipe down.

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