Write reviews and add ratings of places

On Google Maps, you can write reviews for places you’ve visited. You can also leave info or post photo updates about a place, like if it’s quiet and romantic, or if it’s under renovation. These reviews and opinions are voluntary. We don’t pay reviewers when they add them to Google Maps.

What info is public

All reviews are public and anyone can find what you write. You can’t add an anonymous review.

Here's some more info others can find when you write a review:

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 rating or review

Google uses automated spam detection measures to remove reviews that are probably spam.

Google has no tolerance for fake reviews. We may take down any review that we think is fake or that doesn’t follow Google's review policies.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
    • If you get multiple locations in your search, tap the location you want to update.
  3. At the bottom, tap the place's name or address.
  4. At the top, tap Reviews.
  5. Scroll to the 5 empty stars.
  6. To score the place, tap the stars. You can also write a review.

Your review shows up in Google Maps until you take it down. After your review is published, you can edit it or change the rating and pictures you included. Learn how to post a photo update instead.

Manage your reviews

Find & share your reviews

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute.
    • To find places you’ve reviewed, tap View your profile.
    • To find places you can review, tap Write review.
  3. To share a review, go to the bottom of the review and tap Share Share.

Edit or delete your review

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute.
  3. Scroll and tap See your reviews.
  4. Next to the review you want to edit or delete, tap More More.
  5. Select Edit review or Delete review and follow the on-screen steps.

Read & respond to other people’s reviews

Read other people's reviews

The reviews and ratings you see in Google Maps were added by other users. 

Tip: The date on a review is the date it was published.

  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 Reviews.

To read reviews in another language:

  1. On your Google Account, go to your languages settings.
  2. On the right, tap Edit Edit and select a language.
  3. Reload Google Maps and check the review again.

Tip: To find high-quality reviews, look for Local Guide . This icon means the review is from a Local Guide.

Mark a review 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 Reviews.
  5. Choose from the following:
    • To mark a review helpful, tap Helpful . The author is notified but your name and info aren’t shown. The total number of helpful votes is shown.
    • To mark a review unhelpful, tap Unhelpful . The author isn’t notified, and the total number of unhelpful votes isn’t displayed.

Tips:

  • To remove your vote, tap the icon again.
  • If the review is illegal or violates Google policy, you can report a review.
  • Google shows reviews marked helpful to more people, and reviews marked unhelpful to fewer people.

Report a review

You can't contact someone who left an inappropriate review, but you can request that Google remove it.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Find the review that violates Google's review policies.
  3. Next to the review, tap More More and then Report review.
  4. Select the reason you want to report the review.
    • If you select Not helpful, the review isn’t reported. Google will show this review to fewer people.

Tip: We can take down reviews that are flagged as inaccurate or don't comply with Google’s review policies. We also take down reviews to comply with a legal obligation.

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