How to drop a pin on Google Maps

WANT to mark somewhere in Google Maps? It’s easy when you know how.

Better still, there are plenty of ways to save pins – so you can keep track of important locations.

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If you’re using Google Maps on any platform, you can search for a destination manually.

That means typing something into the box, and then selecting an auto-fill of the location.

Once that’s done, you’ll get a pin of the place you’ve chosen.

You can also click somewhere on the map with your mouse.

This will bring up a small pin, which you can click again to get a blue pin.

Alternatively, you can click the coordinates on the pop-up box at the bottom once you have a small pin, and that will drop a large red pin.

On mobile devices (including iPhone, iPad and Android phones), you can use the search bar to drop pins.

But you can also press and hold on a location using your finger to drop a red pin.

With any of the pinned locations, it’s possible to save them as starred or flagged locations.

This lets you find them again later on.

It’s a great way to mark destinations that you’d like to visit, or maybe where you left your car parked.


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