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Introducing new badges on Google Maps

Google Moderator

Update: Badges are coming soon for everyone, but we’re experiencing a delay on Google Maps for Android. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.

 

Do you love taking photos? How about reviewing the places you visit? Maybe you’re into exploring new areas, or adding details about places to help others get around.

 

Local Guides share their knowledge in many ways. That’s why, starting today, we’re introducing badges to recognize different kinds of top contributors on Google Maps.

 

Caption: Screenshot of four new badges in Google Maps: Expert Photographer, Expert Reviewer, Novice Fact Finder, Novice Trailblazer.Caption: Screenshot of four new badges in Google Maps: Expert Photographer, Expert Reviewer, Novice Fact Finder, Novice Trailblazer.

Here are the four new badges you can earn right now:

 

Reviewer

You’ll earn this badge by writing detailed reviews that help people decide where to go.

 

Photographer

This badge is for sharing photos of places, so others can see the world on Google Maps.

 

Trailblazer

Here’s the badge for exploring. Earn it by being the first to add, review, or take a photo of a place.

 

Fact Finder

Earn this badge by checking facts, making edits, and answering simple questions about places to help people find the right information on Google Maps.

 

By sharing more, you can get upgrades for each one. For example, a Novice Photographer can become an Expert Photographer, and then reach legendary status as a Master Photographer. Your past contributions will be factored in too, so some of you may have already reached that status!

 

This feature is rolling out over the next few weeks. To see if it’s on your device right now, go to “Your contributions” on Google Maps for Android or iOS. There, you’ll see your progress toward each badge. Tap each one to see how to earn the more advanced version of your new badge.

 

275 Comments
Level 10

Hope Google will soon provide new updates to Beta Test Users.

@OSAMA

Level 8
Hi Jess. Thanks for sharing this great news. Hope I can avail this new badges soon. One thing I want to mention that, I am using IOS version of the Google Map. I got this new badges a few days back. But after some days these badges ware disappeared from my contribution pages.,
Level 9

Not showing on my profile. 

Level 8

Now that's creative! I can't wait to get the new badges system on my account. Will you be adding more badges too? 

Level 5

Thx for this information

Level 8
Grazie!

I haven't seen any of the badges in my account. I think it will be implemented with in the next week.

Level 10

Ancora sul mio profilo non compare nessuno di questi badge, forse perche ho Ios ?  @HelloJess

Level 6

This is amazing to know.

Level 7

@HelloJess thanks for sharing I can't wait till it arrives in Australia

Level 8

@HelloJessThanks to let us know this amaizing news but still i cant find these new badge in my mobile application page.

 

Best reagards for you from Bangladesh. :D

Level 8

I was amazed by the new update on Google maps

THAAAANKS GOOGLE MAPS

Level 7
A badget that tells that the person and Local Guide are a trusted professional photographer that can be hired
would be quite All Right on Google Maps.
This important information are actually displayed in the mobile SV app,
but i think it is rather a few that have this app installed and use it for browsing the web.
 
Regards Svendus
Level 7

Great way to motivate LGs to do more..

Level 6

When this update will come in India

Level 8

UK based - I did see my new badges a few weeks ago but now disappeared @HelloJess can you confirm?

Level 7

Still no update. FWIW, my carrier is Verizon. Every so often on my Galaxy Note 4 running Android 6.0.1 I will clear the data for my Maps 9.63.1 and then reboot the phone. Still no new badges.

 

I'm expecting to see...

Photographer: Master
Trailblazer: no idea
Edits: Expert or Master
Reviewer: Expert

Level 6

Awesome! I love badges and levels, very motivating !

Funny icons.
Soon it will be possible to become the main one in some place, compete in games. All this makes the maps interesting and informative.

Hi thanks for sharing this update, didn't got these options till now 😊

But . I didn't get this feature.

Level 6

Awesome way to explore the facts of place and guide also get recognization thank u for share 

Level 8

@HelloJess 

All good but nothing special for Street view photographers . Same points as a photo .

Good keep Junking up with Duplicate Photos ,30 second shaking Videos . 

Questions and answers which the Owner of the Business is not aware . 

Level 7

Yeay! Can't wait for this

Level 10

New BadgesNew BadgesMaster PhotograherMaster PhotograherMaster Fact FinderMaster Fact Finder

Level 8

Il n'y a encore rien chez, je ne sais pas pourquoi.

Level 7

I wish I had a DSLR NIKON or a PENTAX or a HASSELBLAD...

My Gallaxy Note 8 is a pretty good camera but it does not have enough controls and to top it off Note 8 has lots of unsupported issues.

 

It keeps freezing up and becomes unresponsive while actually video taping or taking a picture 🙃

 

And that is only for starters...😢

 

 

Level 8

Really an awesome feature

Level 7

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 I just made level 7 two days ago! 

I guess it has not propagated to the Connect servers.

 

Level 7

I'm still clearing data and rebooting and still no new badges. Maybe tomorrow...

NFN Level 8
Level 8

HelloJess wrote:

Update: Badges are coming soon for everyone, but we’re experiencing a delay on Google Maps for Android. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.

 

Wait wait wait.....  Google Maps that is android that created android has a delay? How the he'll did that happen? 

Google should stop being secretive and be open with us.  If there a problem help us to fix it. 

We report and nothing happens, no answers. 

NFN Level 8
Level 8

This mobile view of this site is buggie awell. Has always been page load times are ridiculous 

Level 7

WOW That`s realyy awsome...It makes contributions more attractive .
@HelloJess,

Level 10

@HelloJess When Beta Testers are going to get updates speciallly those who are on iOS.

@SDatta @NFN @Gabisdaddi @VBenedict

Level 8

I recently got updated to version 9.64.0 but did not see any new badges... Is it the latest update?

Level 9

@HelloJess

 

This is my Google LG profile page, I haven't got the new badges yet. Maybe those have not been introduced in India.

 

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Level 9

Nothing also today, after the third update in two days :D

Level 7

mphot.jpg

Level 8

What is about the new videofeature?
Shouldn't there be an extra badge for it?
I gues it will fit under photography by now, but I think good short videos should stand out a bit ... 

Level 10

@LucioV Here too, nothing happened. 

@skaljac @HelloJess @DibyayanC @amararora13

Level 10

@Boris thi feature is yet not made toa ll LGs, specially to iOS users. @HelloJess

Level 8
@HelloJess Contrairement à la majeure partie des guides locaux, je trouve que votre façon d'annoncer les évènements est d'un niveau médiocre. Google nous prend t-il pour des enfants attardés ? Comment est ce possible en 2017 d'avoir une communication aussi approximative et incomplète ? Nous sommes dans le coeur de l'action, à proximité de la fontaine, et nous restons assoiffés ! Maintenant que je sais qu'il existe une nouvelle interface, j'aimerai savoir comment Google projette de déployer cette nouvelle fonctionnalité (géographiquement) et pourquoi certains en bénéficient déjà ? Quels sont les délais pour un déploiement total ? Y a t-il des réglages à faire de notre côté pour être sûr de bénéficier des nouveautés ? Etc. Enfin, voilà comment je vois les choses à mon niveau. Bonne continuation à tous.
Level 7
This a ncie way of embracing more great content.
Level 7

Hi, 

The new badge information and statistics started to be shown yesterday on my account of google map. Today I have lost that badges. I see now the old page. 

Level 9

Be patient! @HelloJess is coding badges in real time! :)

 

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Level 6

Hi friends,

 

I am using the updated Maps app but it doesn't show any badges on my account and I am using an Android phone.

Help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Level 6

Good 

Level 10

@LucioV, I don't think it is real time.

@HelloJess @Rkhadiya @Divyansh777 @Kanubelkarl

Level 9

@ProfArunCM near real time! This shot is from the tech sessions held yesterday in #lgsummit17 :)

Just joking, anyway :)

Level 10

But @LucioV, I am still waiting for updation, can't see mine badges.

@HelloJess