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Now on iOS: uncover missing info on Google Maps

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We have exciting news for Local Guides on iOS: one of your most-requested features just went live! Now you can uncover missing info on Google Maps.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

  • Open Google Maps for iOS
  • Go to Your contributions
  • Tap Uncover missing info

 

uncover_missing_info_iOS.jpgCaption: Three mobile phones: the first displaying the “Uncover missing info” section under “Your contributions”, the second displaying the “Uncover missing info” welcome screen, and the third displaying a business and questions to answer in order to add missing information.

 

You’ll see nearby places that need your help. Tap each one to see what it’s missing. You’ll be able to add a phone number, website, or category, then move on to next place. It’s a great way to see where your knowledge can help others—not to mention a fast, fun way to earn Local Guides points.

 

We’d love to know what you think about this new way to share on Google Maps for iOS! Tell us in the comments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I share photos and reviews or answer questions using this feature?

Right now, when you uncover missing info on iOS, you can add a place’s phone number, website, or category. Watch for updates in 2018.

 

How many points will I earn for adding missing info?

You’ll earn 5 points for each phone number, website, or category that you add.

 

Why can’t I see the feature on Google Maps for iOS?

The feature is rolling out gradually. If it’s not yet live on your device, it will be soon.

48 Comments
Level 8

Thank you Jess. Let me see how it works.

Level 9

Perfect, that’s amazing. I discovered it yesterday:) 

Level 9

wao nice 

Level 9

Very good information! I've been testing it and it's perfect. The only thing that there are places like places or public places that does not apply the phone numbers. There should be an option that "Does not apply"

Awesome new feature :-)

This is amazing :) Can't wait to try it!

Level 6
  • Very informative! I've tested and it's perfect.
Level 9

Great, can provide more information

yay

Level 8

Я не могу поверить, это произошло.

Как же я счастлив!!!! Спасибо!

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Hi @deepakjhic,

 

For my Android Maps, I have the "Uncover missing info" already.

Level 9

@SampsonF thank you for tagging seems like my bad luck. I'm not sure when and how I comment here.

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Nevermind, @deepakjhic!  Things just happen.

Level 9

Wow! Super useful! My android phone is almost dead (Google, please, send me a #pixel2!! :D) and mostly I use an iPhone, also for map editing!

Level 1

@aHelloJess wrote:

We have exciting news for Local Guides on iOS: one of your most-requested features just went live! Now you can uncover missing info on Google Maps.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

  • Open Google Maps for iOS
  • Go to Your contributions
  • Tap Uncover missing info

 

uncover_missing_info_iOS.jpgCaption: Three mobile phones: the first displaying the “Uncover missing info” section under “Your contributions”, the second displaying the “Uncover missing info” welcome screen, and the third displaying a business and questions to answer in order to add missing information.

 

You’ll see nearby places that need your help. Tap each one to see what it’s missing. You’ll be able to add a phone number, website, or category, then move on to next place. It’s a great way to see where your knowledge can help others—not to mention a fast, fun way to earn Local Guides points.

 

We’d love to know what you think about this new way to share on Google Maps for iOS! Tell us in the comments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I share photos and reviews or answer questions using this feature?

Right now, when you uncover missing info on iOS, you can add a place’s phone number, website, or category. Watch for updates in 2018.

 

How many points will I earn for adding missing info?

You’ll earn 5 points for each phone number, website, or category that you add.

 

Why can’t I see the feature on Google Maps for iOS?

The feature is rolling out gradually. If it’s not yet live on your device, it will be soon.


Level 8

Так, ладно, порадовались и хватит. Я обнаружил одну досадную проблему с миссиями.

Первой точкой мне попался памятник под открытым небом. Как всем известно, у памятников нет сайтов и номеров телефона, однако миссии просят от меня эту информацию.

Я думаю, Google следует продумать этот момент, чтобы можно было указывать, что определенные поля неприменимы к данному объекту.

Level 7

This helped me get the expert fact finder badge. Great feature; however, I agree there should be a “does not apply” option. The program requests phone numbers and websites for ATMs that have been added to the map. 

Thank you for that information!

Level 6

Very good news!

Level 1

D

Level 8

Good work, congrats

Level 6

@HelloJess

 

Wow , this is a great idea , also while I was using it only 6 minutes ago I found a duplicate location.

 

One english and one chinese and at the same POI location.

 

A side note though and I wonder if it's been reported

 

The tool is currently asking for phone numbers and website etc for Bridges ,Parks , Local Gardens, Bank ATM's etc.

 

Anyway it's still a great tool with the bug.

Level 7

@GenerolHavoc

 

For parks, I’ve been putting the number for the local parks department. For bridges, municipalities also have street maintenance divisions. Should something be wrong with the bridge, it would be nice for the citizen to contact the appropriate department. It may actually be good for Google to have included the phone number/website for those places.

 

I’ve even rethought my comments on the ATM. I think it would be wise to include the 1-800 number for the company that owns the ATM.

Level 10

@HelloJess Thanks for your information.

Level 6

@Ryaningram

 

Hmm , Ok I can see why it was added 

 

Though thinking about it , within my area all of the parks , gardens and bridge are handled by the Council.

 

ATM's are harder as some do have numbers on them though some don't ( need to have a fault before number is displayed )

 

Anyway thanks , it's given me something to look into.

Level 8

This is great. This is really great.

A big thanks to @HelloJess.

I am a IOS user. I was looking for this option for a long time.

Big opportunities to all local guides to make the map more batter place and more effective to use and informative.

Level 6

Hello All

 

Anyone noticed since this rolled out , no points have been given and Total edits is not going up.

 

Anyway my Total edits still says 38 though I know I've done over 200 and I also haven't gotten points.

 

I wonder if the system is lagging behind due to everyone using this to edit which has caused an increase in edits.

Level 1

@HelloJess wrote:

We have exciting news for Local Guides on iOS: one of your most-requested features just went live! Now you can uncover missing info on Google Maps.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

  • Open Google Maps for iOS
  • Go to Your contributions
  • Tap Uncover missing info

 

uncover_missing_info_iOS.jpgCaption: Three mobile phones: the first displaying the “Uncover missing info” section under “Your contributions”, the second displaying the “Uncover missing info” welcome screen, and the third displaying a business and questions to answer in order to add missing information.

 

You’ll see nearby places that need your help. Tap each one to see what it’s missing. You’ll be able to add a phone number, website, or category, then move on to next place. It’s a great way to see where your knowledge can help others—not to mention a fast, fun way to earn Local Guides points.

 

We’d love to know what you think about this new way to share on Google Maps for iOS! Tell us in the comments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I share photos and reviews or answer questions using this feature?

Right now, when you uncover missing info on iOS, you can add a place’s phone number, website, or category. Watch for updates in 2018.

 

How many points will I earn for adding missing info?

You’ll earn 5 points for each phone number, website, or category that you add.

 

Why can’t I see the feature on Google Maps for iOS?

The feature is rolling out gradually. If it’s not yet live on your device, it will be soon.


 

Wow! Nice features!

Level 10

I really like the new addition!

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Excelente opción para la gente del mundo iOS, gracias por agregarla es de gran ayuda para Lical Guides que usamos esos equipos @HelloJess

Level 10

Good improvment.

 

But Every medal has its reverse. By uncover missing info on Google Maps Google wants phone numbers & websites to be added for all sculptures.

Level 7

Wow! that's great!

Level 6

great

Level 6

@SergeySud

 

Yea I know , I just added websites and phone numbers to 20 + parks , though it was easy as they are all looked after by the same Council.

Level 1

NICE

Its awsome for ios users.i had tried this when i was using android.it really cool thing and update missing information by using this.

Level 8

Great!

Level 8

Ok

Level 8

As others have said, a N/A option would be really handy for those items on the map that don't necessarily have a phone number.

Or, for example, for ATMs associated with a bank, should I put the local branch's contact details?

Level 10

@cakeinmilk ATMs is exception:

 

In order to qualify for a Google My Business listing, a business must make in-person contact with customers during its stated hours.

There are some exceptions:

ATMs, video-rental kiosks, and express mail dropboxes are permitted. If you add these locations, you must include contact information for customers to get help.

 

Guidelines for representing your business on Google

Level 2

Great :0

Level 9

Great thing. Extremely useful :-)

Level 6

yeap, useful thing) There's so much to add on Google Maps...for instance, just in my block there were more than 15 places missing info...nice way to improve Google Maps quality. Thanks

Level 10

I'm not an apple user, but it's always great to see them eventually included. Nice! 

Level 5

Would be a lot easier to Update Information on my Laptop.  However this works great for finding stuff that needs correcting.  

Level 6

Updates don't come on quickly for most of us that make use of ios.  IOS versions of updates should be released at the same time Andriod versions are released as well.

Level 8

Good addition @HelloJess

Now IOS users can also contribute