A Guide on How to Drop Pin on Google Maps


-Drop Pin on Google Maps

Do you need to find a place or direction to a location? Google maps have become essential tools for getting to and around places especially towns. With Google maps, you can drop a pin and save the location you want. Dropping pins helps when you want to share a location without an address and when you are not sure of your whereabouts, hence finding a location with ease.

How to Drop a pin on your iPhone or Android phone

You can drop a pin location on iPhone or Android phone easily. Maybe you happen to be in uncertain location or want to share direction to a location or save it on your phone. Here is a step by step guide of how to drop a pin on your iPhone or Android phone.

Step 1: Open the Google Maps app on your phone. If you do not have it install it from Play Store freely.

Step 2: Now, in the search bar, search for an address or the location you want and it will appear on the map.

Step 3: To pin a location, long press on the screen on the spot where you want to drop a pin.

Step 4:  You will then see location or address will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: Finally, share the location. Tap on the location and click the share button.
At the options in the pin, tap “label” and give it a name. You can save the pin for later use.

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How to Drop a Pin on your Desktop

Do you know that you can also drop a pin from Google maps on any desktop? It is always convenient to drop a pin if you are looking for an address of specific location. The following are the step by step guides on how to drop a pin on your desktop.

Step 1: First go to  Google Maps website on your Computer

Step 2: Next, enter an address in the search Google Maps fields.

drop pin Google Maps
drop pin Google Maps

Step 3: Now, zoom around the map until you find the location you want to drop the pin.

Step 4: After that, click the spot where you want. A small grey pin and an info box will appear.

Step 5: Lastly, click the three-bar icon to open the Google maps menu. Select share and embedded map to share the directions.


Google maps make it easy to find a location or address you are unsure of. Use your phone or desktop to drop a pin whenever you need to.

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