Caption: A photo of the back view of a woman in India taking a photo of the outside of a public toilet using her phone.As Local Guides, we’re passionate about helping others in our communities. So Google teamed up with Prime Minister Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission in India—and Local Guides can contribute!
Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's dream of cleanliness, the Swachh Bharat Mission has built over 30,000 public toilets in more than 500 cities across India. But many toilets need more information on the map so people can find them.
Here’s how Local Guides like you can help: contribute reviews, ratings, and photos of public toilets in your area to help more people get access to clean, well-maintained facilities.
Watch this video to see how one Local Guide writes great #LooReviews:
Here are more tips on how to write your own #LooReview:
Visit and review locations near you
Search for “public toilets near me” or “SBM Toilet” on Google Maps. Many public toilets are missing reviews, ratings, or photos on the map—there may be many of these in your area!
Add a photo of the outside so people can easily find it
Some toilets may be hidden or hard to find. Adding a photo of the outside is an easy way to help guide people to the right place.
Add photos of the inside—but not when people are there
If there are people using the toilet, wait until they are done with their business before taking pictures. If it’s too busy, try to photograph interior details that don’t include people.
Review how clean the facilities are
Cleanliness is essential for a good public toilet, so give praise to places that are clean and well-maintained. If a place is often dirty, mention that in your review.
Check for hours, cost, and privacy
Is the toilet open early in the morning or late at night? Is there a charge? Are there latches on doors? Take note of details like these so others know what to expect.
Note if anything is broken or not working properly
Some public toilets may require repairs, and your reviews help bring attention to those that need attention.
Mention any other helpful or unique details
Some public toilets have extras like showers and dressing rooms. Some are nicely decorated with art. Take note of anything else that makes the place stand out.
Include the hashtag #LooReview
We’ll be looking for our favorite reviews to share on social, and adding this hashtag makes your review easier for us to find. Your #LooReview could be featured next!
For more information on the campaign, visit the Swachh Bharat Mission’s portal.
What are some other ways to help your community? Leave your tips in the comments below!