Learn more about Google Maps COVID-19 updates.

Get started with the updated Google Maps app

The Google Maps app has been updated to help you access features faster.

  • We removed the Menu Menu. You can access features that were under Menu Menu:
    • On the Home screen through the bottom tabs 
    • In the top right, through profile picture or initial Account Circle
  • When you open the Google Maps app, you can find 5 tabs at the bottom of the Home Screen:
    • Explore Explore: Choose where to go.
    • Go Go: What to expect along your frequent trips.
    • Saved Save placeCreate lists and recall places.
    • Contribute ContributeShare experiences, add info and reviews, and fix problems.
    • Updates UpdatesGet notifications for relevant information.
  • Features like Location sharing, Timeline, and offline maps are available in the top right, in the profile picture or initial Account Circle.

How to access Google Maps features


You can find detailed reviews and descriptions of the most popular establishments and hotspots in the area. In Google Maps, search for popular locations, local events, trendy restaurants, or things to do.

For more info on how to use the Explore tab, refer to Search for nearby places and explore the area.


Find all of your frequent trips in one tap. You’ll get information about your ETA and the traffic reports and the accidents along the way.

Learn how to use the Go tab.


You can use the Saved tab to find personalized content like:

  • Recently saved places
  • Your lists
  • Timeline
  • My maps
  • Reservations

Learn more about how to use the Saved tab.


You can now access features in Contribute Contribute that were in Menu Menu under "Your Profile" or “Your Contributions.”

To add places, write reviews, upload photos, or suggest an edit, at the bottom, tap Contribute Contribute.

  • You can also submit corrections to roads and places, manage your Maps profile, and find your contribution views and impact.

Learn more about how to contribute to Google Maps.


In Updates Updates, you can:

Profile picture

We moved some new features into Account Circle Account Circle that were previously in different parts of the interface.

Features that have not changed

Features that have moved into the Account Circle

  • Your Business Profile
  • TimelineFind and manage your Location History info. 
  • Location Sharing: Choose who can find your location and whose location you can find on Google Maps.
  • Offline mapsFind and manage your offline maps.
  • Settings: Manage your Wi-Fi, distance units, notifications, and commute settings on Google Maps.
  • Help & feedbackAccess Help and submit feedback, like requesting corrections to roads and places from the same screen.

Manage your privacy settings

Tap your profile picture or initial ​​Account Circle to access and manage these privacy settings:

  • TimelineView and manage your Location History info. 
  • Location Sharing: Choose who can see your location and whose location you can see on Google Maps.
  • Your data in Maps: Manage your privacy controls.
    Tip: You can find and delete your Location history and download your Maps data.
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