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Add, remove or share photos and videos

To improve Google Maps and share your favourite 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 or coordinates.

When you post photos, others can also find:

  • Your name that appears on your About me page
  • Other photos 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 a photo

Add a photo from a place page

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

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

Add photos 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'll only get this option if you've taken photos on your phone and we can find their location.
    • To post a photo: click one or more photos.
    • To edit a photo’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

Find your photos

To find photos you've shared on Google Maps:

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

Tip: Others who use Google Maps can find your photos and reviews in 'Your contributions'. There’s a link to 'Your contributions' in all of the reviews and photos you submit.

Find out how your profile appears to the public

Your reviews, shared photos and Local Guides progress make up your Google Maps profile. Your profile is public, so other users can discover the list of places you've rated and reviewed. To find out how your profile appears 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 in your profile

You can restrict which shared photos and videos others can find on your public profile. You can still find your photo, 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. Turn off Show contributions on your public profile.

Your profile will no longer list any of your reviews and ratings.

Share a photo

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

Delete a photo

Photos 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.
  4. To delete a photo, click More More and then Delete this photo.

If you delete photos on Google Maps, they’ll also be removed from Google Search. The photos that you delete from Google Maps won’t be removed from:

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

Add or delete a photo on Google My Business

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

Report a photo 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 touch it on the map.
  2. On the top left, click the large photo to open the photo gallery.
  3. Click the photo that 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.

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