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How to Use Dropped Pin in Google Maps Mobile and Web

use dropped pin in google maps

Google Maps is more than just a tool to get directions. It can help you get an estimation of your travel journey and if you happen to find a new memorable place, you can drop a pin for a later visit as well. Here’s how you can use dropped pin in Google Maps to save a location.

During our holiday trip last season, we stumbled upon a beautiful lake. It had no official address or a road name to memorize. We used the dropped pin feature in Google Maps to save the location.

Let us show you how to drop a pin in Google Maps. We will start with Google Maps mobile apps and then cover the desktop version.

Drop a Pin on Google Maps iPhone

First, make sure Google Maps has relevant location permission to detect your precise whereabouts on your iPhone.

Follow the steps below to drop a pin on Google Maps iPhone.

Step 1: Open Google Maps on iPhone.

You can either search for the place name or zoom in to find the exact place that you want to save.

Step 2: Zoom in and once you find the place you are looking for, long-press on the location.

drop a pin in google maps iPhone

Step 3: You will see the address appearing at the bottom with a Dropped pin header.

Step 4: Hit the Save button and it will open the list menu.

save dropped pin to list in google maps

Step 5: Save the location to your preferred list or create a new one. You can add a note as well.

Drop a Pin on Google Maps Android

Google Maps for Android received a Material You makeover recently. Here’s how you can use dropped pin on Google Maps on Android.

Step 1: Open the Google Maps app and zoom in to a location that you want to pin.

Step 2: Keep pressing on the desired location and Maps will drop a pin to remember.

drop a pin on google maps android

Step 3: Save it to a list and you are good to go.

The ability to use dropped pin is available on Google Maps desktop as well. Let’s check it in action.

Drop a Pin on Google Maps Web

If for some reason, you are unable to use Google Maps mobile apps or want to use dropped pin feature at the convenience of a large screen, use the Google Maps web version.

Step 1: Go to Google Maps web and sign in with your Google account details.

Step 2: Search for the place you are looking for or zoom in find the spot.

Step 3: Click on a spot to use dropped pin feature and a grey location icon will appear.

drop a pin on google maps web

Step 4: Select the pin and the information menu will appear.

save dropped pin

Hit the Save button and remember the location for future use.

Share Dropped Pin Location

Whether you use dropped pin location from mobile apps or web, Google Maps will sync it across all platforms.

If you have used dropped pin feature on Google Maps web, you can view and share the dropped pin location using mobile apps. Let us show you how.

Step 1: Open Google Maps on mobile and go to the Saved tab.

go to saved list in google maps

Step 2: Select the list in which you have saved dropped pin location.

Step 3: Tap on the Dropped Pin and it will open a menu to share the location.

share dropped pin location

The app will use the Android or iOS share menu to send the location to others.

From the same menu, you can get directions to the dropped pin location and start your journey.

Remove Dropped Pin Location

If you have memorized the route or no longer need dropped pin location in Google Maps, you can easily remove it. Here’s how.

Step 1: Launch Google Maps on mobile and navigate to the Saved tab.

go to saved list in google maps

Step 2: Select a list and tap on the three-dot menu beside the Dropped pin.

Step 3: Tap on Remove place from the menu and you are good to go.

remove dropped pin in google maps

Can I Drop Multiple Pins on Google Maps?

You can’t drop multiple pins on Google Maps. You can add one pin at a time by searching for the address or manually selecting the area.

Remember Places in Google Maps

The next time you stumble upon a memorizing place, don’t forget to pin it using Google Maps. You can share it with friends and family as well.

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