Contribute to Google Maps and earn points

Sign up to be a Local Guide, contribute content to Google Maps, and get points for content that gets published. Collect points to increase your level and get Local Guide benefits. Learn more about Local Guides points and levels and how to submit high-quality content.

How to get points

You can get points from many types of published content. Learn how to:

See your points breakdown

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute.
  3. Tap 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.

Find content to contribute

You can see a list of things you can do to contribute to Google Maps. Some things on the list:

  • Places to review
  • Photos to add
  • Questions about a place to answer
  • Places with information that need to be verified, like business hours or closures

To find stuff to contribute to Google Maps, follow the steps below.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute.
  3. Tap More ways to contribute.

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 question "Google Local Guides."

Add widget


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

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