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Follow a Google Maps profile

You can discover and follow select Maps contributors and verified accounts.

Important: Unless your profile is set to restricted, other Google Maps users will be able to review who you're following on your profile. If your profile is set to restricted, only people following you can review the list of who you're following.

Follow a Maps contributor or verified account

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Updates Updates and then Following.
  3. Scroll down to the card that shows suggested people to follow. Tap Follow.

Tip: You can also follow a Maps contributor directly from their profile by clicking Follow.

Once you follow a Maps contributor or verified account, you'll find their reviews, ratings, photos and other public contributions to Google Maps in the 'Following' tab. You can follow a maximum of 10,000 contributors or accounts.

How to change who we recommend you to follow

We recommend people in the recommendation carousel based on your area preferences. To get recommendations from a different area, update your area preferences:

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Updates Updates.
  3. Scroll down to the recommendations card, then tap More More and then Manage area preferences.
  4. Choose an option:
    • To remove an area from this list, tap Remove Remove.
    • To add a new area, tap Add area and move the map.
    • Tap Select area.

Get updates from businesses and people that you follow

  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. In the bottom right, Tap Updates.

Tip: The 'Following' tab will already be selected and you'll see updates from the business and people that you follow.

Important: Google may remove content if we learn that it violates our content policies or if it violates applicable laws. Recommendations aren't influenced by payment from other companies. Paid content in Google Maps is labelled.

Unfollow a business in Google Maps

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Saved Save place
  3. At the bottom, tap Following. A complete list of the places that you follow will display.
  4. In the list, tap the place that you want to unfollow, then untick the box.
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