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, Egypt.

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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