Add, remove, or share photos and videos

To improve Google Maps and share your favorite photos and videos, add them to Google Maps. You can add or remove them at any time. You can't add photos or videos to addresses.

When you post photos, here are some more things that others can find:

Tip: If you’re a Local Guide, you can get points when you add photos and videos to Google Maps.

Add photos to Google Maps

You can add media like photos and videos for points of interest, like businesses or parks. You can’t add media to addresses or coordinates.

Tip: Sometimes you'll get suggestions for photos to add to Google Maps. Photo locations come from your Location History and the location info attached to your photos.

Add photos from "Contribute"

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute.
  3. Under the "Contribute" tab, tap Add photo.
    • To post a photo, tap one or more photos.
    • To edit a photo’s location, tap the place name and select a different place.
  4. Tap Post.

Tip: To see suggestions for photos to add to Google Maps, make sure you have the Google Photos app installed with back up & sync and Location History turned on. To remove a suggestion, tap Clear.

Add photos from a place's page

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
  3. To see more info, at the bottom, tap the place's name or address.
  4. Tap Add photos. You might have to scroll down to see this.
  5. Choose what you want to do:
    • Choose a photo from your gallery: Tap Folder.
    • Take a new photo: Tap Camera, then tap the shutter.

Add photos from Google Photos or your Gallery app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet,  open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
  3. To see more info, at the bottom, tap the place's name or address.
  4. Scroll to the right. Tap Photos.
  5. Tap Add photo.
  6. Choose what you want to do:
    • Choose a photo from your gallery: Tap Folder.
    • Take a new photo: Tap Camera, then tap the shutter.

Find your photos on Google Maps

To find what you've shared on Google Maps:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then See your photos.

Delete photos in the Google Maps app

Photos you delete from Google Maps are also automatically deleted from Google Search.

To delete a photo:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then See your photos.
  3. Select the photo you want to delete.
  4. In the top right, tap Remove Remove and then Delete.

Photos you delete from Google Maps are not automatically deleted from:

Add or delete photos from Google My Business

If you’re a business owner and have verified your business, learn how to add a photo or delete a photo of your business.

Report a photo on Google Maps

If you notice something in Google Maps that is inappropriate or inaccurate, you can let us know.

  1. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
  2. Scroll to the photos section, then select the photo you want to report.
  3. In the upper right, tap Report Report.
  4. Select or write the reason for your report.

Learn more about the Maps User Contributed Content Policy.

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