Check facts about places nearby

Important: This article applies to Android only.

You can help verify information when Google needs additional verification about a place. Any Maps user can be a moderator. Local Guides will earn 1 point per vote similar to existing factual edit moderation votes. 

Specific edits are suggested to you based on your location history. If you don’t have location turned on, you can’t enter moderator mode. You can edit and verify facts on the map for things like:

  • Place existence
  • Hours
  • Closures
  • Reopenings
Tip: Only answer questions about facts you can verify or have direct knowledge of.

Verify facts about places nearby

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then Contribute now.
  3. Scroll down to “More ways to share.” 
  4. Tap Check the facts.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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