"Check the Facts" option now on Google Maps desktop
Late last year, we launched Missions for Google Maps on Android devices. This feature connects Local Guides with contribution opportunities near them, making it easier to submit info that may be missing from a place’s Maps listing. In addition to submitting info, Local Guides can also verify suggestions that others have submitted. We got great feedback, with the top request being to bring the experience over to iOS and desktop devices.
Today we begin the process of expanding this feature by rolling out the ability to “Verify The Facts” on desktop Maps for all Level 5 Local Guides.
Try out moderation on desktop:
Navigate to maps.google.com on a desktop device (make sure you’re logged into your Local Guides account).
Open the = menu on the side, and click “Your Contributions”
Click the “Check the facts” banner under your profile to see a list of places with pending edits awaiting your local expertise.
Choose an edit you would like to moderate and select “Yes,” “No,” or “Not Sure.” You can also click the place’s title a second time to see the information Google has about the place, or click “Search This Place On Google” to find web results.
Over the next few weeks you can look forward to Missions for iOS, the ability to report issues on multiple road segments at once, and the option to report locations on the map that are missing roads.
We’ll continue to iterate on these and more features, working toward the end goal of creating a vibrant, in-product ecosystem for helping keep Google Maps data accurate and up-to-date. As always, we welcome your feedback as you help us test these new features before they are available to the public.