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How to see when you’re near places that are missing info

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One of the top ideas from this year’s Summit is ready for you to try: Turn on Proximity Alerts on Google Maps for Android, and you’ll get notified when you’re near places that are missing info.

 

Here’s how:

  • Go to Your contributions
  • Tap Uncover missing info
  • Tap the three dots on the right and select Proximity Alerts
  • Turn on Notifications

 

prox alerts final.jpgCaption: Two mobile phones displaying how to set Proximity Alerts. First, tap the three dots on the right then select Proximity Alerts. Second, modify your alerts.

Now, you’ll get an alert when you’re near places that are missing info on Google Maps. Tap each one, and you’ll be able to add info like business hours, phone numbers, and categories, as well as photos and reviews.

 

What do you think of Proximity Alerts? Let us know in the comments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I get these notifications on my iOS device?

Right now, this feature is only available on Google Maps for Android.

 

Can I control when and where I get these notifications?

You can choose whether your device will vibrate or play a sound when you get these notifications. You can also set it so you won’t get notifications in certain places (like home or work), or during certain hours.

 

Will I get Local Guides points for adding info with Proximity Alerts?

For each contribution, you’ll earn the same number of points that you would by adding it any other way on Google Maps.

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Google Administrator

I'm super excited about this!!!

Level 10

Hi @HelloJess

Is it confidential information, or can I share information about new function to communities? It's available anywhere or in specific regions? In all languages?

Googler

@SergeySud Feel free to share this with your communities!

Level 8

Thank you @TraciC for bringing me here. 

 

@HelloJess On iOS there is feature of “Uncover missing info” most of my info I add especially websites are pending and think this will make Local Guides to skip beacuse it’s pending most of the time can be approve or later “not applied”

 

here is an example of myscreen shot of my pending after filling missing info

 

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Level 8

i like this Proximity Alerts feature @HelloJess :))))

i already turn it on :D

Level 8

Now this an awesome news, by this way we can travel at the same time add information too 🤩🤩🤩

Level 8

 That's good and great. @HelloJess

Last year Mapping your week clebration time I had to find which one is missing info. But now it will tell me I have missing info just do it...

Happy Guiding!! 

Level 10

Cool feature to have😀

Level 10

Nice @HelloJess! Will try asap!

Level 9

Fantastic feature. I have turned it on right away. Isn't this so much better than to do it on our on, to find place, than add. This way missing info just pop-up in front of u and u add everything that's missing. Excellent new feature 🤗🤗😁 Bravo!!!

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@HelloJess, that's a great option. I surely will give it a try. I am little confused about the 'active hours' notification. Does it mean when I want to be notified about the proximity or is it something else? I'm sorry if I have asked a stupid question. 

Level 8

Good feature. Hope it will be released for iOS soon. 

Shared with my community!

 

 

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@HelloJess wrote:

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What do you think of Proximity Alerts?

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Sounds good, @HelloJess, we'll see how it works in practice! 

 

Not sure about the ringtone though. Will it play my default ring tone? I'd sound rather stupid walking up and down in my city and playing AC/DC all the time! :-)

Connect Moderator

Thank you for bringing us thus great news, @HelloJess!

 

I wish the opposite of Excluded Places can be added.  That is, I can manually add Places to a nearby alerts list.  So whenever I come close to that place, Maps will alert me.  It will allow us to "bookmark" Places to have a closer look when we are nearby.

Level 9

@HelloJess it's a good news for them ,who love edits. (I am included)

I am going to turn it on, if any thing, sure will be asked here.

Thanks @OSAMA for mention me 

Have a good day 

Level 7

Thanks for the tip! Been looking into more ways to rack up some points and help others out too. 

Level 8

@HelloJess Thanks for sharing Information it will help to LG.

Level 8

It's great feature and very useful @HelloJess

Level 8

Salut @HelloJess,

C'est une excellente idée. Cela sera plus facile pour contribuer sur des informations manquantes, lorsqu'on est sur place.

C'est activé et ça sera testé ce soir.

Will try it out. Thanks for the update.

Level 9

@HelloJess

 

Thanks for sharing the information with us . It is defenitly great .

I would like map to be more smarter .

It  would have been better to have little artificial inteligence to identify selfi photos from contributors , Duplicate photos etc is shown points .

 

Mistake can also happen i have added photos to one location later it will promt to add photo i will again upload then also the map is not shows it is duplicate .

 

 

Would love to be in this community of real service to others for finging information 

by a Member Kerala Local Guide

@HelloJess Thank you for your very helpful information!

Level 6

Its a very nice feature that i tend to enjoy like alot epecialy due to the fact that you can be in your regular routine and still make the most of the map editing process.

Five Stars To That!!!

Level 10

@HelloJess Great Massage :-) Thank you very much for your kind informasion.

Level 7

Thank you for sharing the good news. 

Level 7

Great @HelloJess 

I wonder, I could now when i get alerts..later 

Level 10

I am wondering how it works in real life.

Level 8

Ah ha! Thank you so much! This was laid out perfectly! Great tutorial!!

Googler

@SoniaK Those are hours in which you'd like to receive notifications. Outside of those hours you won't receive notifications of places nearby that are missing info. I hope that helps!

Googler

@SampsonF Great feedback! I'll be sure to share with the team.

It's on @HelloJess!!

 

I'll give some feedback as soon as I try it for a few days, I was doing this for a while in "manual" mode and it was boring and demotivating so I'm excited to try it!!

 

Thanks for this upgrade!

So Cool! Thank you @HelloJess Google Maps are always making I.T easier for everyone to help Local Businesses, and to help our communities! So easy to just turn on the notifications and help more businesses! So simple to give I.T a go ! Helping our community helps your suburb, town, city, country and so it helps us too!
We can make I.T. so! Thank you +Google Maps +Google Local Guides #LocalGuidesConnect #GoogleMaps #community
Many thanks to you all! Shine on!

Level 8

@HelloJess

Great News, We will check on this :)

Level 8

Bonjour  à tous guides locaux.

Salut @HelloJess

J'ai eu l'occasion de tester dans plusieurs grandes villes même  ici dans mon petit village.

Les notification sont très réactives que ce soit dans une boutique ou en passant à proximité. 

Une demande de compléter les horaires. Hop saisie sur le clavier ou une photo.

C'est comme même bien plus pratique que depuis  "ajout d'info"

 

 

Une question cependant.

Est ce l'algorithme considère  la geolocalisation du smartphone pour valider ou non la contribution ? 

Level 8

Great feature! 

Level 8

@varghese Good concepts! 

Level 8

Thank you very much for this info!

Level 7

I think they are great and I love to see them ported to the iOS App ASAP. Please.

 


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I get these notifications on my iOS device?

Right now, this feature is only available on Google Maps for Android.

 

 

Level 7

Zuperbbbbb.....really helping to contribute more

Level 8

i have tried and it is working fine

Level 8

Wow...thats so cool...

i have enabled it and will be working with it in the coming days...😍

Level 10

 Merci. C'est activé chez moi. Et je reçois régulièrement ces alertes.

Level 9

Thanks for the interesting & new feature.  It also helps to label places that do not exist.  It would be helpful to

add other choices, or the absence of such in certain areas....for example, my local beach park does not

have a phone number.  There may be a general city website, but it is not specific to that location.

 

Thanks again,

Paul :)

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@HelloJess, yes, it cleared my confusion. Thank you so much. 

Level 8

Oke Jess, saya akan mulai mencobanya

Apakah di semua Andoid bisa melakukan?

 

 

Level 8

@HelloJessapa mungkin nanti ada akses komunikasi langsung dengan local guide di aplikasi Google maps?

Tanpa perlu kita keluar aplikasi??

Atau mungkin sudah bisa untuk level local guide tertentu?

Level 6

@HelloJess@jess  , thanks for your idea of explaining Map edit and missing place, Now confusion, dout  all clear, well done. 

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Level 7

Very useful. When will this be available on iOS? Still 50% of the US users.