This wikiHow teaches you how to save a location and add a marker for it in Google Maps, both on mobile and on desktop. Doing so will create a marker on the map for you to reference whenever you're signed into your Google account on Google Maps. If you want to create a public reference for a location, you'll need to add a place to Google Maps instead.
Method One of Two:
1Open Google Maps. Tap the Google Maps app icon, which resembles a red location marker on a road map. This will open the map view if you're signed into maps.
- If prompted, select a Google account and/or sign in before continuing.
2Tap the search bar. It's at the top of the screen.
3Enter an address. Type in the address for which you want to add a marker. As you type, suggestions will appear in a drop-down box below the search bar.
4Go to the address. Tap the address below the search bar. Doing so will take you to the address.
5Tap the address' name. You'll see a card at the bottom of the screen with the address' name. Tapping this card will open its page.
6Tap . It's in the middle of the page.
7Select a save location. Doing so will save the location to your "Your Places" page and add a marker on the map. Tap one of the following categories:
- Favorites - Places a white heart on a pink background over the location.
- Want to go - Places a white flag on a green background over the location.
- Starred - Places a white star on a yellow background over the location.
- New list - Allows you to create a new list with a Google-determined icon.
8Tap the "Back" button. It's in the top-left corner of the screen. Doing so takes you back to the map view.
9View your saved places. You can see your saved places by tapping ☰ in the top-left corner of the screen, tapping Your places, tapping the SAVED tab, and tapping the category that you selected.Advertisement
Method Two of Two:
1Open Google Maps. Go to https://www.google.com/maps/. This will open the Google Maps webpage in map view.
- If you aren't signed into Google Maps, click Sign in in the top-right corner of the page, then enter your Google account's email address and password.
2Click the search bar. It's the "Search Google Maps" text box in the top-left side of the page.
3Enter an address. Type in the address to which you want to go. As you type, suggestions will appear in a drop-down box below the search bar.
4Go to the address. Click the correct address in the drop-down box.
5Click . This is a star-shaped icon on the far-left side of the page. Doing so will add the address to your Google Maps' saved locations and place a star-shaped icon over the location on your map.
6View your saved locations. Click ☰ in the top-left side of the page, click Your places in the pop-out menu, and click the SAVED tab at the top of the menu to view your saved places.Advertisement
1. Open Google Maps.
2. Tap the search bar.
3. Enter an address.
4. Tap the address' name at the bottom of the screen.
5. Tap SAVE
6. Select a save category.
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