Share a map or directions with others

You can share a location, directions, or a map. You can share:

  • A place, business, or address
  • A directions search
  • A Street View image

You can't share:

  • A map with your saved locations, which are private
  • A map with a distance measurement
  • A screenshot or image of the map itself

Share a map or location

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Go to the directions, map, or Street View image you want to share.
  3. On the top left, click Menu Menu.
  4. Select Share or embed map. If you don't see this option, click Link to this map.
    • Optional: To create a shorter web page link, check the box next to "Short URL."
  5. Copy and paste the link wherever you want to share the map.

Embed a map or directions

Note: Traffic and other Maps info is sometimes not available in the embedded map.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Go to the directions, map, or Street View image you'd like to embed.
  3. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  4. Click Share or embed map.
  5. Click Embed map.
  6. To the left of the text box, pick the size you want by clicking the Down arrow Down arrow.
  7. Copy the text in the box. Paste it into the HTML of your website or blog.
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