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 will be able to see:

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

Add a photo or video

Note: You can add media for points of interest, like businesses or parks. You can’t add media to addresses or coordinates.

From a place's page in Google Maps

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
  3. At the bottom, tap the place’s name or address to see more info.
  4. Scroll down and tap Add a photo.
  5. Choose what you want to do:
    • Choose a photo or video from your gallery: Select a photo or video.
    • Take a new photo: Tap Camera, then tap the shutter.

Note: You’ll see suggestions for media to add to Google Maps. To remove a suggestion, tap Clear Clear.

From Google Photos or your Gallery app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open your Gallery app or Google Photos Photos.
  2. Select a photo or video.
  3. Tap Share Share.
  4. Tap Post to Google Maps Google Maps .
    • If you don’t see that option, tap More More and then Post to Google Maps Google Maps and then Done.
  5. Choose where to post:
    • If it’s clear where your photo or video is from, Google Maps will select a place for you.
    • If not, tap Pick a place and search for an address or place.
  6. Tap Post.

View or delete photos from Search

Photos added from Google Search can be viewed and deleted using Google Maps. 

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Tap the "Photos" tab to view your contributed photos.
  4. To delete a photo, click More More and then Delete this photo.

Add or remove a photo from Google My Business

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

See your photos and videos

To see all the photos you've shared on Google Maps, follow the steps below.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your contributions and then Photos.

See the photos in your profile

Your reviews, shared photos and videos, and Local Guides progress make up your Google Maps profile. Your profile is public, so other users will see the media you added to Google Maps. To see what your profile looks like to others:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.

  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your contributions.

  3. At the top, tap More More.

  4. Tap Manage privacy settings.

Hide the photos in your profile

You can hide your photos in your public profile. You’ll still see your photo, rating, or review on that place’s page, unless you delete it directly.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.

  2. On the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.

  3. Tap Personal content.

  4. Under “Profile settings,” turn off Show contributions on your profile.

Your profile won’t show any of the media you added to Maps. Any Local Guides badges that you earned will still be visible to the public.

Delete a photo or video using the Google Maps app

Photos and videos you delete on Google Maps are also removed from:

  • Google Search

Photos and videos you delete aren’t automatically removed from:

Remove your photos and videos

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your contributions and then Photos.
  3. Select the item you’d like to delete.
  4. In the top right, tap Remove Remove and then Ok.

Report a photo or video on Google Maps

If you see 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 pick the photo you want to report.
  3. On the bottom right, tap Report Report.

Learn more about the Maps User Contributed Content Policy.

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