Suggest edits to a place or flag it for removal

Important: During the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to protect the health of our team members and prioritize critical services. As a result, there may be some temporary limitations and delays in how you can contribute to Maps. 

If the information about a place in Google Maps is inaccurate, you can let us know.

Change a place’s name or other details

You can add or edit info about a place, like the:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Marker location
  • Hours or other facts

Suggest an edit

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps and make sure you're signed in.
  2. Search for a place or click it on the map.
  3. On the left, scroll down and select Suggest an edit. If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you cannot suggest edits.
  4. Follow onscreen instructions to send your feedback.

Remove a place

You can also flag a place that:

  • Is permanently closed
  • Has moved to a new location
  • Does not exist (a place that either no longer exists or has never existed)
  • Is a private place or home (a place that shouldn't be displayed, like someone’s home)
  • Is spam, fake or offensive (a fake business or a place with offensive content that shouldn't be displayed)
  • Is a duplicate (a place that’s a copy of another Google Maps place)


How long it takes for corrections to be published

We review your edits, so your changes might take some time to be updated on the map.

What makes a good edit


Use the official name of a place, the one used on the storefront or website. Don’t add any extra comments in the name field.


Enter a known address. If Maps suggests an address that’s incomplete, add additional details in the address.


When you move a marker, make sure you zoom in far enough and switch to satellite view. This will help you see buildings and move the marker on the building where the place is.


Use specific categories when describing a place. For example, use "Clothing store" instead of "Store".


Enter the hours a place is open. You can add different hours for different days of the week.

Phone number

Use the primary phone number. Check that the number you suggested is correct first. 


Use the official website. Don’t include links to social networking sites, review aggregators, or other similar websites.

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