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Level 6

How can I get involved as a Local Guide?


Local Guides is a global community of explorers sharing their discoveries on Google Maps. You can help others find the best spots in town, make new friends, and unlock exclusive benefits along the way.


Find out what you can do as Local Guide.


1) Upload a photo

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an old saying but still holds true today. Whether a picture of food, interior decor, or the menu, adding a photo to Google Maps brings a place to life. Check out Four tips for taking great photosYou can add or remove your photos to Google Maps at any time. Learn how to upload a photo


2) Write a review

Writing reviews of places helps others make informed decisions and discover useful tips. Steps to write a review:

  • Pick any place in the world on Google Maps
  • Give it a rating (1-5 stars)
  • Highlight what makes the place special

Learn more about writing genuine and useful reviews on Google Maps


3) Edit a place

Did a business move across town? Spot an incorrect phone number or a misplaced map pin? The world changes fast, but with your help we can keep the map fresh for everyone. Be a good citizen and fix places by selecting “Suggest an edit” on Google Maps. Watch it on YouTube


4) Add a place

It takes a lot of exploring to find a great place but adding it to Google Maps can be done in a few clicks. Drop a pin where you’ve discovered a new place and add its details. Start blazing new trails today!


5) Details matter

Answering questions helps people make decisions about a place. Answer local questions that pop up at a place you’ve visited. Learn more about local questions


Remember, as a Local Guide, you can earn points by contributing to Google Maps anywhere around the world. Go forth and contribute!