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Announcing new levels & ways to help your community

Google Administrator




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.


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Instant recognition

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...


Before.png being Level 8 with 37,270 points:






New perk

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.




Want to see your new level? Visit your contributions

Don't yet see the new levels and points? Be sure to have the latest version of the Google Maps app


As always, if you have any questions about the Local Guides program, visit the Local Guides Help Center.

Level 5

Yeah now i'm verry motivated... i really wanted that google drive space... :(

Great news !!!!!!


Level 6

Great update @NaYeM but it will take some time to get adjusted to the changes, and  a point for every answered question and every added photos , don't you think there will be a lot of spammers , i am not pointing out any thing, i liked the update but just in case thought there would be much more spammers who are behing points and not Quality contributions .

Hi I am Dijo 

I reached 6 th level of Google local Guid but I didn't get any rewards 

How can I earn it 

Level 6

Awesome information! 

ThanksTraci for posting this for us!  Happy Holidays

Annette from Florida USA

Level 6
saling berbagi informasi (tempat, foto, ulasan ) untuk kepentingan umum adalah salah satu bentuk kegiatan kemanusian..
Level 7

Thanks for the useful!!!

bonjour a vous tous et toues , je suis un peut perdu , pour poster une vidéo et métre un commentaire , je regarde des les aide jarrive pas a faire les chose bien féte , un peut aide avec des mot simple , c est assais compliquer ?? , merci cordialement Gérard du Réve 

Level 6

wow, awesome go pack u gadget and explore ur city,,, gogogogo,,,,


Level 10

Everything is great and just keeps getting better!  


Level 8

My badges in Android are still inactive and not activable. I understand that based on your update from Nov 20 2017 the badges should work now. I have an up to date Android phone with an up to date Google Map version/app. Anything I can do to get the solution? Thanks!

Level 7

@TraciC how rise uo my local guie Connnect level?

Connect Moderator

@Sam_Tahsan Please take a look at the article below for explanations regarding badging and leveling :)


Points, levels, and badging

Level 7

@iyudhi i got that

Thanks for your reply

Level 7

Just putting my 2cents worth ... The 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies is not even comparable to the 100 GB that you were offering the community. One if you use Google Music that perk doesn't work and I get better offers on movies through my Cast Devices.

Google seems to want free workers to populate their data points. 

Google should respect the people for the work they do for adding free data to your products. 

While I didn't start this for the drive storage I may bail on it because of the cheapness of Google and lack of true sincerity to their community members. It's supposed to be fun so we don't want to give you anything? What is this Apple LoL


Level 4

Agree with you, Paul.  If I think of it, or something pops up, I'll put it in.  But I certainly am not as active as I could be if the rewards were better.  And more storage is a GOOD reward.
But bet you no one from Google is paying attention.

I completely agree with Paul and Larry that the "rewards" they are now offering are less than they were previously. Why did Google have to take something great and make it poor. I loved contributing to Maps in hopes of getting the 1TB of storage however when I actually reached level 5 last year I didn't get the reward.


Needless to say I've halted my daily contributions until someone from Google actually responds to my complaint that I emailed and posted.

Level 9
Awesome, I'm a level 9 ... like the new points system and it seems to be working great. I just wish I could get a handle on the Local Guides Page a little better! Is their a FAQ on his to participate more in this site?, just wondering!

Hello Google administrator 

Let me introduce myself I am local guide on level 7. I want to know that can it is possible that Google monetize the Google map in future for local guides.please reply soon!

Level 5

Thanks! really needful.

Level 8

I am a level 8 local guide from Gurgaon, India. 

This post helped a lot.

Level 8

Hello @pankajbatra


Some information have been changed recently.

Now you can earn more point by giving a review of a place

Rating: 1 point

Review: 10 points

Also get bonus 10 points for details review


To know details: Points, levels, and badging


Level 8

Hello PaulT




Good Day!


We are doing voluntary work in google map as we like it. Just updating map to help people around us.

Google may give any reward to any volunteer when they wants but we cann't claim for that.


Hope you all could understand.

Happy Mapping!

Level 2

@TraciCOffer is not satisfied .

Level 3

Hello @YusuBD001,


This offer expired in September, 2017. Read more here.

Level 4

Hello many bycicle have a nagation and moto 

Level 5

Hi there,

When do we expect to see some Local Guide Perks in other Major cities of the world such as Syndey, Tokyo, etc?