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Contribute to Google Maps and earn points

Sign up to be a Local Guide and get points for contributing content to Google Maps. Collect points to increase your level and get Local Guide benefits.

How to get points

You can get points in nine ways. Learn how to:

How many points you’ll get

You'll earn points based on the type of contribution you make.

Maps contribution Points you get
Review 5 (+5 for each review over 200 characters)
Rating 1
Photo 5
Video 7
Answer 1
Edit 5
Place added 15
Fact checked 1
Q&A 3 per answer

Learn more about Local Guides points and levels.

Add an iOS shortcut to quickly add photos or write reviews


  • This feature is available on iOS 10 and up.
  • You can’t write a review or add a photo everywhere. If you can’t do this at your current location, you’ll just see your Local Guide level.

1. On the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad, swipe left to right until you see a list of widgets.

Swipe right


2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.

Swipe up

Tap edit


3. Tap Add Add "Google Local Guides."

Add widget


4. Tap Done. In your Today view, you can add info about your current location.

See your points breakdown

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Click the Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Click on your name.
  4. Your points will appear in your profile. After you make a contribution, it may take up to 24 hours for your points to appear on your profile.

Note: As a Local Guide, you can move up in levels when you earn more points. Learn about the benefits at each level.

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