How to Drop a Pin on Google Maps

Google Maps is so much more than just a way to get from A to B. It can tell you the routes and times of public transportation and let you customize your trip based on how you plan to get there. You can also put a pin in a place and save it to your profile or show it to your friends. Dropping a pin can help you find a place that does not have an address or is not near any roads. It is also helpful when Google sometimes gets the location wrong. Here’s how to drop a pin on Android, iOS, and computer versions of Google Maps. Below we have mention the steps to Drop a Pin on Google Maps.

How to Drop a Pin on Google Maps

Drop a Pin on Google Maps

Dropping pins in Google Maps on mobile

In the latest version of Google Maps, dropping a pin from the search box is much easier. In fact, it drops a pin automatically, whether you want it or not. It assumes that if you want to find a certain address, you want to drop a pin there.

So when you type an address into the search box, a pin will be put there automatically. Even if you use the map instead of the search box to find a place, you still have to tap and hold.

  • On your iPhone or Android phone, open the Google Maps app.
  • Use the search bar at the top of the screen to look for an address, or scroll around the map until you find the spot where you want to put a pin.
  • To drop a pin, press and hold the screen. All it takes is a light touch.
  • If you tap the pin, you can get directions to that place, which you can then share or save.
  • To get rid of a pin, just pinch out and an X will appear on the right side of a box that says “Dropped Pin or Specific Location.” When you tap that X, the pin comes out.

Dropping pins in Google Maps on computer

  • Go to the website for Google Maps.
  • Use the search bar in the top left corner of the screen to find an address, or scroll around the map until you find where you want to drop a pin. The place you searched for is marked with a pin by the search bar. There is nothing else you need to do.
  • Left-click where you want the pin to go. If there is already a marker where you want to drop a pin, you may have to zoom in or click a little to the left or right. A small grey pin and an information box will show up in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • You can press the navigation icon in the info box to get directions to the dropped pin, or you can click anywhere else in the box to get more information about the location you have chosen.
  • On the screen with more information, you can click Save to add the pin to Your Favorites, Want to Go, Starred Places, or a New List. Under “Your Places” in the main menu, you can see the pins you have saved.


How do you pin location on iPhone?

With the Maps app, you can put pins in places to help you find them later. Tip: To mark your location so you can find your way back later, touch and hold the Maps icon on the Home Screen, then tap Mark My Location. See How to do quick things on an iPhone.

What app can I use to pin locations on a map?

Pin Drop is a free app that helps you remember where you have been, where you want to go, and how to plan trips to those places. You can import from Google Maps, What3words, Apple Maps, and other places to make Pin Drop work better with them.

What is a dropped pin on iPhone?

You can drop a pin on your iPhone’s Maps app by pressing and holding down on any empty space. Once you drop your pin, you can share it, get directions to that place, or add it to a list of your favourite places. All iPhones and iPads come with the Maps app already installed.

Can you track someone through Google Maps without them knowing?

But this does not stop their phone from sharing their location; it just hides their location from yours. Note: Google now sends regular alerts whenever someone shares their Location. So, you can not see someone is location on Google Maps without their permission.

Can we track someone location by their cell phone?

With just a phone number, you can use many phone tracking services and spy apps to find out exactly where someone is. Some apps can also track where a person has been and keep an eye on their social media, text messages, and phone calls.

Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams is a staff writer who focuses on stories about science and space. He gives short, helpful summaries of what's new in these fields, such as technological advances, new discoveries and explorations, and updates on major space missions. His reporting is mostly about breaking down complicated scientific ideas and explaining them in a way that anyone can understand. Bushman's work helps keep people up to date on the latest developments in science and space. It also helps people learn more about and appreciate these important fields.


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