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Find & share a location using Plus Codes

Plus Codes work similar to 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: JJXX+HR8, Seattle.

Find & share a location’s Plus Code

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Find the location where you want to get a Plus Code. To drop a Pin ""  at the location, 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: JJXX+HR8, Seattle.
  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 a location with a Plus Code

To search for a location with a Plus Code:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the top, in the search box, enter the Plus Code.
    1. To search a town or city you’re not currently in: Enter a Plus Code with a town or city name. For example: JJXX+HR8, Seattle.
    2. To search a town or city you’re currently in: Enter only the 6- or 7-digit Plus Code. For example, if you’re in Seattle, you can directly search for JJXX+HR8.

Learn more about Plus Codes.

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