In the coming months, the Location History setting name will change to Timeline. If Location History is turned on for your account, you may find Timeline in your app and account settings.

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 adding helpful 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 a place's page

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place.
  3. After you select a place, scroll down.
  4. Click Add media and then Google Photos.
  5. Select the photos or videos you want to upload.
  6. Click Select.


  • You can add photos and videos for points of interest, like businesses or parks.
  • You can only upload videos from the Google Photos tab.

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 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.

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're a business owner, you can request to remove photo. Learn more about photo deletion requests.

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