My profile

Your Maps public profile lets you showcase your photos, reviews, lists, and other Maps content. On your Maps profile, you can:

Tip: Your name, photo, and bio will always be found on your profile.

Change your name & photo

Your name and photo appear at the top of your Maps profile.

To change your name and photo:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then View your profile and then Edit profile Edit and then Edit name & photo.
  3. Enter your name or choose a photo.
  4. Tap Save.

Important: When you change your name and photo, the change is reflected across all Google products that you use.

Add or edit your bio

Add a short bio to your public profile to tell others about yourself and the places you care about. 

Tip: Your bio is visible to everyone, even if your profile is restricted.

Add a bio
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then View your profile and then Edit profile Edit.
  3. Write your bio (up to 200 characters).
  4. Tap Save.
Edit your bio
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then View your profile and then Edit profile Edit.
  3. Edit your bio.
  4. Tap Save.
Remove your bio
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then View your profile and then Edit profile Edit.
  3. Delete your bio.
  4. Tap Save.

View Local Guide level, points, and badges

If you're a Local Guide, you can view your level, points, and badges in the Google Maps app.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Contribute Contribute and then View your profile.
  3. Under your name, view your local guide level and points. Tap the arrow arrow to view your badges and number of contributions.

About topic chips

Topic chips are based on what you publicly write about on Maps. They are displayed to help you find people that frequently review topics of interest. Topic chips can be based on cuisine, dishes, or other places you've written about.

Tip: You can use topic chips to filter a contributor's review and photos.

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