We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.
We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.
More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact
Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others.Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.
You’re now instantly recognized for your contributions. A “thank you” screen will display how many points you’ve earned for contributions like reviews and photos.
Reach new levels
Along with the updated points, come five new levels.That’s right, you can now reach up to level 10, a status we know many of you have been eager to attain.
With these new levels come fantastic new badges for levels 4 through 10. This allows you to update your badge with each milestone, and stand out as a top Local Guide. These badges will appear next to profile photos for Local Guides on Google Maps and across relevant Google channels.
For example, this means I, Traci, went from Level 5 with 3,294 points...
...to being Level 8 with 37,270 points:
In celebration of the launch, eligible Local Guides Level 4 to 10 can earn a 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies. There’s still time to level up before the August 31, 2017 deadline. Learn more.