How To Drop A Pin On Google Maps (Desktop, and Mobile)

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Knowing how to drop pins also unlocks the great features in Google Maps for your personal use. In this short article, we share how to drop a pin on Google Maps on your desktop and mobile phone.

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What is a ‘pin’ in Google Maps?

Google Maps identifies locations by using a bright red pin. The pin is shaped like an inverted teardrop and was designed to mark a location on a map without obscuring it.

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How to drop a pin on the Google Maps app on an Android device

1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android smartphone 2. Find the location you want to pin 3. To drop your pin, long-press on the location.

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How to drop a pin on the Google Maps app on an iOS device

1. Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone 2. Find the location you want to pin 3. Use the search bar or scroll around on the open map to find a specific building, business, or address you want to locate.

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How to drop a pin on Google maps on desktop

1. Go to the Google Maps homepage 2. Use the search bar to find the location you want to pin, then left-click on it 3. Click on the information box

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Using your dropped pins on Google Maps

– Label a dropped pin – Save your pinned location – Get directions to and from your dropped pin – Send a pin on your laptop or computer to your phone – Share a specific pin with friends

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