Tips on how to Drop a Pin in Google Maps

Pins are a handy Google Maps feature that lets you save a location. You can file a PIN to save an address, or mark a place if it doesn't have an address or if the address is wrong. Your Pins will help you navigate back to those places, and you can also share them with your friends to specify a meeting point.

Deleting a pin in Google Maps is very easy. Here's how to do it on mobile and desktop.

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Deleting Pins in Google Maps on mobile devices

The latest version of Google Maps made it a lot easier to remove a pin from the search box. In fact, a pin is automatically deleted whether you want it to or not. It is assumed that a PIN should be stored there when searching for a specific address. So when you use the search box to find an address, expect a PIN to be automatically stored there. You still have to tap and hold when using the map interface instead of the search box to find a place.

Step 1: Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Step 2: Use the search bar at the top of the screen to find an address or scroll through the map until you find the place you want to put a pin.

Step 3: Press and hold the screen to drop a pen. A light touch is all that is needed.

Step 4: Tap the pin to get directions to that location and share or save them.

Step 5: To remove a pen, just touch it or pinch it out. At the top there will be a box labeled “Discarded Pen” or “Specific Location” with an X on the right. Tapping this X removes the pen.

Put pins in Google Maps on your computer

Step 1: Navigate to the Google Maps website.

Step 2: Use the search bar in the top left of the screen to find an address or scroll through the map until you find the place you want to put a pin. The search bar automatically places a pin where you searched. You don't have to do anything else.

Step 3: Click with the left mouse button on the place where you want to put the pen. You may need to zoom in or lightly click on either side of where you want to drop a pin if there is already a marker there. A small gray pen and an info box at the bottom of the screen are displayed.

Step 4: You can click the navigation symbol in the information field to get directions to the stored pin, or click anywhere else in the field to display further information about the location you have selected.

Step 5: The additional information screen allows you to save the PIN in your locations where you can quickly access it in the future from the main menu.

Delete multiple Pins by creating a map on the desktop

You can only put down one pin at a time. The easiest way to keep track of multiple Pins is to save them in their locations. But what if you want to see them all on the same screen? Make your own card. By creating your own map, not only can you visualize multiple pins more easily, but you can also view and visually link the geographic relationships between your favorite places. How to create your own Google Map.

Step 1: Navigate to the Google Maps website.

Step 2: While you don't need to log in to delete individual Pins (unless you want to save them), you do need to log in to create a card.

Step 3: Click the menu icon in the top left corner of your screen.

Step 4: Click Your Places> Maps> Create Map.

Step 5: A new window will open with your custom card. If you click on Untitled cardyou can add a title and description. Don't forget to click to save.

Step 6: Record an exact location by clicking the marker icon located just below the search bar. You can click a spot to add a marker for that exact location or use the search bar to look up a location.

Step 7: On the toolbar, under the description of your first destination or at the top of the original marker, click the Add Directions icon to bring up an A box and a B box at the bottom left of the screen. This makes it easier to find and place new targets. You can use the side menu to add more destinations to your map. Your map automatically connects the different locations.

Step 8: For personal use, the previous step was your last. To share your card, click the icon in the top left corner. This icon also gives you access to a preview option if you want to see what your card will look like.

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