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How to drop a pin on Google Maps

Sometimes, planning a holiday trip may mean you need to learn how to highlight some landmarks.

If so, we will show you how to drop a pin on Google Maps and have all the places you want to visit ready for you to find.

How do I drop a pin on Google Maps on an iPhone or Android phone?

Dropping a pin on Google Maps is the same, whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android phone.


What you have to do is:

  1. Open the Google Maps app.

  2. Find the location where you want to drop the pin and zoom in so you can see it.

  3. Tap and hold the spot where you want the pin dropped until you see a pin appear under your finger.

  4. You have successfully created a pin.

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


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.


How to drop a pin on Google Maps on Desktop


Alternatively, you can drop a pin using Google Maps on a desktop.

To do so:


  • Open Google Maps on your computer.

  • Find the location you want to pin and zoom on it to see it.

  • Click the spot where you want the pin to drop, and you should see a small grey pin appear and a small info box will appear at the bottom.

  • You have successfully created a pin on a desktop.

You can save these pins and use them another time you want to visit this destination.


You can save pins and use them for another time you want to visit this destination


If you’re going on holiday and have a few places that you would like to visit in mind, you can also drop a pin on them and plan a route to visit them all and do not waste time while travelling.


If you have any questions or need help please use the contact button below.




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