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Find and share places using plus codes

Plus codes work just like street addresses. When an address isn’t available, you can use a plus code to find or share a place on Google Maps, like your home or business.

A plus code includes:

  • 6 or 7 letters and numbers
  • A town or city

Here’s an example of a plus code: X4HM+3C, Cairo.

Find the plus code for a place

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Touch and hold a place to drop a pin on Google Maps.
  3. At the bottom, you’ll see an address or a plus code. To see info about the place, tap the address or plus code.


  • Plus codes aren’t shown in some countries.
  • You might see a plus code without a town or city. Instead, an area code will be added to the beginning of the plus code, like 7GXHX4HM+3C.

Find a place using plus codes

To search for a place using a plus code, use the plus code like an address.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. At the top, tap the search box and type the plus code.

Tip: You can use a plus code with a town or city, such as X4HM+3C, Cairo, or with an area code, such as 7GXHX4HM+3C. When you’re near a place, you don’t have to include the area code. For example, you can search for X4HM+3C.

Find out more about plus codes.

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