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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 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 "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 or video: Tap one or more photos or video.
    • To edit a photo or video’s location: Tap the name of the place, then select a different place.
  4. Tap Post.

Tip: To get suggestions for photos or videos 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 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 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.

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.

Mark photos or videos as helpful or unhelpful

  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.
  5. Choose from the following:
    • To mark a photo or video as helpful, tap Helpful . The author may be notified, but your name and info aren’t shared. The total number of helpful votes isn't shared.
    • To mark a photo or video as unhelpful, tap Unhelpful . The author isn’t notified, and the total number of unhelpful votes isn’t shared.
Tips:
  • To remove your vote, tap the icon again.
  • If the photo or video is illegal or violates Google policy, you can report it.

 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 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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