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How to add a public place or missing location in Google Maps on any device

On: February 14, 2021

Google Maps is arguably one of the most useful services from the search giant. It is so effective that it is rather difficult to find an address or a business not listed on the service. However, Google Maps is not without its own flaws. There have been times when people have run into narrow lanes or found themselves in front of a building when Google Maps suggested them to keep driving. Similarly, it also occasionally happens that Google Maps does have a location listed on the service.

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The location might be a missing address or new public place that is not yet added to the maps. When such a situation comes up, Google makes use of its community to fill the gap. In other words, you can add that missing location or address permanently to the maps. When any users adds a location, Google will take some time to review the listing before it appears on the service. Here is how you can add a location to Google Maps from any device.

How to add a public place or missing location to Google Maps from a computer

  1. Go to maps.google.com.
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines at the top right hand corner of the screen.Google Maps
  3. Scroll down to see an option called “Add a missing place” in the sidebar.Google Maps
  4. Click on this option and add the location, name and category of the location, which are mandatory.
  5. You can add any other attributes in the pop-up window or choose from over a dozen categories.
  6. Click Send.Google Maps

How to add a location or address in Google Maps on Android

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android phone.
  2. Click on Contribute option from the bottom tab.Google Maps
  3. Now, select “Add Place”.Google Maps
  4. Add the location, name and category of the location, which are mandatory.
  5. Click on Send at the top right corner.Google Maps

How to add a missing place in Google Maps on iPhone

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines at the top left hand corner.Google Maps
  3. Now, tap on “Add a missing place” option.Google Maps
  4. Add the location, name and category of the location, which are mandatory.
    Click on Send at the top right corner.Click on Send at the top right corner.Google Maps
  5. Click on Send at the top right corner.
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