How to Pin a Location in Google Maps: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Google Maps recently added a number of new features, including estimated toll prices, a real-time look at traffic conditions, and more. This shows that Google Maps is not just a navigation app that helps users to get from one point to another. One of the key features provided by the app is that it allows users to drop a location on the map, save it and share it with their friends and family.

This feature can be really useful when a particular place is not known or is away from the road network. The Dropping Pin feature is available for Android, iOS and desktop users.

How to Pin a Location in Google Maps

Here are the steps you can follow to drop a pin location in Google Maps on Android, iOS and desktop.

Android

  1. Open Google Maps App
  2. Long press on the desired location, and now you will see a red pin at that location
  3. You’ll see a bunch of options for that location at the bottom
  4. Now you can start navigating by tapping on “Guidelines”, “Start”
  5. Users also get the option to “save” and “share” the pin location on other social media channels including WhatsApp

You can also label this pin location on the app by tapping on the “Labels” option. Then just add the type of location (school/university, gym, etc.).

You can save pin locations in three categories: Favorites, Want to Go, and Starred Locations. You can add or remove lists and categories in the app. Users can also choose whether these lists are private, public, or shared with other users. On Google Maps, users can create groups with other specific users where they can all share location by pin and plan their trips.

For those unaware, Google has finally started rolling out a feature for Maps that gives an estimated toll value of the route a commuter is taking.

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