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Add, remove, or 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 adding helpful photo updates for places

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

Add photos or videos from a place's page

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps and search for a place.
  2. After you select a place, click Add a photo.
    • You might have to scroll down to find this.
  3. When the Photo Picker shows up, drag the photo or video you want to upload, or click Choose photos to upload.

Tip: You can add photos and videos for points of interest, like businesses or parks.

Add photos or videos from "Your contributions"

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Under the "Contribute" tab, click Add your photos to Maps. You only get this option if you take photos or videos on your phone and we can find their location.
    • To post a photo or video: Click one or more photos or videos.
    • To edit a photo or video’s location: Click the name of the place, then select a different place.
  4. At the top, click Post Post.

Tip: Make sure that you have Location History turned on.

Find or restrict your photos or videos

Find your photos or videos

To find photos or videos you shared on Google Maps:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Choose Photos.

Tip: Others who use Google Maps can find your photos, videos, and reviews in “Your contributions.” There’s a link to “Your contributions” in all the reviews and photos or videos you submit.

Find out how your profile shows up to the public

Your reviews, shared photos or videos, and Local Guides progress make up your Google Maps profile. Your profile is public, so other users can discover the list of places you rated and reviewed. To find out how your profile shows up for others:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. On the left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Click Contribute and then Profile settings.
  4. Click View your public profile.

Restrict the photos or videos in your profile

You can restrict which shared photos and videos others can find on your public profile. You can still find your photo or video, rating, or review on that place’s page, unless you delete it directly.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. On the left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Click Contribute and then Profile settings.
  4. To restrict your photos or videos, pick one:
    • Turn off Show your posts on your profile.
    • Turn on Restricted profile.

Your profile no longer shows your contributions.

Share photos or videos

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Choose Photos.
  4. Find the photo or video you want to share.
  5. In the top right, click More More and then Share.

Delete photos or videos

Photos or videos you add on Google Search can be deleted on Google Maps. 

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

If you delete photos or videos on Google Maps, they’re also removed from Google Search. The photos and videos you delete from Google Maps aren’t removed from:

Tip: It can take several minutes to delete photos or videos. If your changes don’t update right away, close "Your contributions" and re-open it.

Add or delete photos or videos from Business Profile

If you’re a verified business owner, you can add or delete photos of your business.

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 off autoplay, 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 click it on the map.
  2. On the top left, click the large photo to open the photo gallery.
  3. Click the photo or video you want to report.
  4. On the left side, click More More and then Report a problem.

Learn more about the Maps User Contributed Content Policy.

Tip: If you are a business owner, you can request to remove photo. Learn more about photo deletion requests.

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