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Add, remove & share photos or videos in Google Maps

To improve Google Maps and share your favorite photos and videos up to 30 seconds long, add them to Google Maps. You can add or remove them at any time. You can't add photos or videos to addresses or coordinates.

When you post photos or videos, others can also find:

  • Your name that appears on your About me page
  • Other photos and videos you added to Google Maps
  • Reviews you wrote on Google Maps
  • Location info on your photos and videos

Tip: If you’re a Local Guide, you can get points when you add photos and videos to Google Maps. Learn how to provide high quality reviews and photos.

Add photos or videos to Google Maps

You can add media such as photos and videos of places of interestlike businesses or parks. You can't add media to:

  • Addresses
  • Coordinates
  • Private residences
  • Geographical areas

Learn more about photo updates for places

Tip: To protect from abuse attempts, some points of interests have posting restrictions. Learn more about Posting Restrictions.

Add photos or videos from "Contribute"

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute.
  3. Under the "Contribute" tab, tap Add photo.
    • To post a photo or video: Select one or more photos or videos.
    • To edit a photo or video’s location: Tap the name of the place, then select a different place.
      • If a place isn't populated upon photo selection, to add a place, tap Select a place.
  4. Tap Post.
Tips:
  • To get suggestions for photos or videos to add to Google Maps, install Google Photos app with back up & sync and turn on Location History
  • To remove a suggestion, tap Delete Clear.

Add photos or videos from a place's page

  1. On your Android device, open Google Maps Maps.
  2. To get to a place's page, pick one:
    • In the search field, enter the name of the place.
    • On the map, tap the place.
  3. At the bottom, tap the place's name or address.
  4. In the bottom menu bar, pull left.
  5. Tap Photos and then Add a photo.
  6. Choose what you want to do:
    • To choose a photo or video from your gallery, tap Folder.
    • To take a new photo or video, tap Camera.

Add photos or videos from "Explore"

  1. On your Android device, open Google Maps Maps.
  2. At the bottom tap Explore and thenAdd a post.

Learn more about the Explore tab.

Add photos or videos from Google Photos or your Gallery app

  1. On your Android device, open Google Photos or your Gallery app.
  2. Tap the photo or video you want to add.
  3. At the bottom, tap Share and then Add to Maps.
  4. At the top, tap Select a place.
  5. Choose where the photo was taken.
  6. At the top right, tap Post.

Google Photos

Photos uploaded to your Google Maps photos are separate from the photos uploaded to Google Photos. Share your photos to Google Maps so it'll count towards your Local Guides level. Photos you've added to Google Maps may be backed up in Google Photos if you've enabled auto back-up on your mobile device.

Find your photos or videos 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 contributions.

Delete photos or videos in the Google Maps app

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

To delete a photo or video:

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

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

Add or delete photos or videos from Business Profile

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

React to a photo or video with emojis

  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. At the bottom, tap the place's name or address.
  4. At the top, tap Photos or Videos.
  5. To react to a photo or video, tap Heart .
    • You can also press and hold it to choose from the following 5 emojis.
      • Love
      • Helpful
      • Amazing
      • Yum
      • OMG

Tips:

  • Anyone can react to your content whether they follow you or not.
  • To remove your reaction, tap the icon again.
  • If the review is illegal or violates Google policy, you can report it.
  • The author of the content will be notified, but your name and info won't be shared.

Turn on or off video autoplay

  1. Tap the profile icon Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Video settings.
  2. To turn on or offautoplay, tap the toggle.

Report photos or videos on Google Maps

Important:To keep policy violators off Google Maps, we moderate user content. Any violations we find are subject for review and removal. Learn more about Google Maps' user-generated content policy.

If you find 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 or video 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.

Tip: You can request to remove photos if you’re a business owner. Learn more about photo deletion requests.

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