Find and share a location using Plus Codes

Plus Codes work just like street addresses. They can help you get and use a simple digital address. They can also help you define a specific location for a conventional address. For example, you can identify different entrances to the same building. 

You can use Plus Codes to identify a specific location to receive deliveries, access emergency and social services, or direct people to a location. Since the codes are simple, you can easily share them with others. 

Plus Codes are based on latitude and longitude. They use a simple grid system and a set of 20 alphanumeric characters. The character list purposely excludes easy to confuse characters like “1” or “l.” 

Here’s an example of a Plus Code: 8QQ7+V8, Dublin.

Find and share a location’s Plus Code

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Maps mobile web or the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Find the location where you want to get a Plus Code. To drop a Pin "" there, touch and hold the screen.
  3. At the bottom, tap the “Dropped pin” panel. 
  4. Find the Plus Code beside the Plus Code logo Plus Code . For example: 8QQ7+V8, Dublin.
  5. To copy a location’s code, tap the Plus Code Plus Code.
  6. To share the location, paste the Plus Code into your email or messaging app, just as you would do for a traditional address.

Find and share your current location’s Plus Code

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap the blue dot that indicates your location. 
  3. A blue screen will open where you’ll find the Plus Code for your current location. For example: 8QQ7+V8,Dublin.
  4. To copy a location’s code, tap the Plus Code.
  5. To share the location, paste the Plus Code into your email or messaging app, just as you would do for a traditional address.

If you’re offline, you might see a global Plus Code without a town or city name. Instead, an area code is added to the beginning of the Plus Code, like 9C5M8QQ7+V8.

Find a location with a Plus Code

To search for a location using a Plus Code, use the Plus Code like an address.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Maps mobile web or the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the top, in the search box, enter the Plus Code.

Tip: When you search for a location, you can use a Plus Code with a town or city name. For example: 8QQ7+V8, Dublin.
When you’re in the town or city where you want to search, you can just enter the 6- or 7-digit Plus Code. For example, if you’re in Dublin, you can directly search for 8QQ7+V8.

Learn more about Plus Codes.

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