Manage your Maps profile

Control who finds your contributions

Important: Reviews, photos, and ratings are public in Google Maps. You can’t post reviews, photos, or ratings privately on Maps. Learn more about how to write reviews and add ratings of places.

Show contributions

Anyone can find your public contributions on your profile, unless you choose to hide them.

Anyone can find your:

  • Name, photo, and bio
  • Reviews, photos, published lists, and ratings you’ve added to Maps
  • Number of likes and views on your contributions
  • Local Guide level, points, badges, and number of contributions

Tip: Your public contributions are automatically found on your profile. You can change your Profile settings at any time.

Hide contributions

All published contributions and posts are public on Google Maps, but you can hide them on your profile by updating your profile settings. Your name, photo, and bio will always be found on your profile. Once you hide your contributions, you will be able to view your contributions on your public profile but others will not.

Hide contributions on your profile

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then Your profile and then More Moreand then Profile settings.
  3. Under “Profile settings,” turn off Show contributions on your profile.

Show contributions on your profile

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then Your profile and then More Moreand then Profile settings.
  3. Under “Profile settings,” turn on Show contributions on your profile.
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