Join a community challenge in the Google Maps app

You can join community challenges to support local businesses, share your take on the places you love, and then earn bonus points in the Google Maps app. If there’s a community challenge for you, you can find it in the Contribute tab. 

Important: This feature is only available in select countries.

Join a community challenge

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Contribute.
  3. Once you find the “Community challenge” section, tap See how it works.
  4. To participate in the local challenge, tap Join others.

Contribute to a community challenge

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Continue visiting your favorite places. 
  3. For places that appear on the community challenge page, prepare a post. Depending on the type of challenge, you can add photos, ratings, reviews, or even suggest an edit.

Tip: You can earn points with every post. When you reach a milestone during a challenge, you can earn bonus points. Learn more about points, levels, and badging.

Find your contributions to the latest community challenge

  1. On your mobile phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Contribute.
  3. On the “Challenge completed” card, tap See contributions.

Tip: After the latest community challenge ends, you can find a summary of your personal contributions for up to a week.

Learn about community milestones

  • You’ll be notified when the community as a whole reaches a milestone.
  • If your contributions helped the community reach that milestone, you’ll receive a reward.
  • If your contributions helped the community reach a previous milestone, you won’t receive a reward for the current one.
  • You can claim your reward anytime after hitting a milestone that you contributed to, until up to a week after the challenge ends.

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