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Simple guide: How to Drop a Pin on Google Maps on Mobile and Desktop like a pro?

Mark the exact location on Google Maps by ‘dropping a pin’.

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‘Dropping a pin’ on a particular location in Google Maps is the most effective way of marking the place. This comes in handy when the location isn’t listed on the Google Maps address network and you have to search it by yourself. You can save the pin so you can look up the location in future. You can even share the pin with your friends so they can easily find their way to the place. Dropping a pin is also very helpful when the location is large in area and you need to mark a particular spot. You can drop a pin on an exact coordinate anywhere on the map. In this article, we show you how to drop a pin on Google Maps on mobile and desktop like a pro.

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How to drop a pin on Google Maps on Desktop

Step 1: Open Google Maps on your web browser.

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Step 2: Look up a particular location on the search bar or drag and zoom in on the map to find the location.

Step 3: Click on the location your want to mark. A small grey pin will appear on the spot you marked. Click on the grey pin to reveal the exact coordinates.

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Click on the location your want to mark.

Step 4: Right-click on the pin to find directions to the place.

Step 4: Right-click on the pin to find directions to the place.

This pin can also be saved to a ‘List’ on Google Maps. No one else can see these lists but you, unless you choose to share them with someone.

How to drop a pin on Google Maps on Mobile

Step 1: Open Google Maps on your mobile

Step 2: Look up a particular location using the search bar or browse the map for a particular spot.

Step 3: Long press on the spot to drop a pin.

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Step 4: After the pin is dropped you can view the exact coordinates, save the pin, or even share it with your friends.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send a location saved in Google Maps on my desktop to my phone?

Yes, you can send a location saved on your desktop to your phone. Simply click on the ‘Send to phone’ option on the information window on the right and select the medium of delivery (share via maps, text, or email).

Can I send a location saved in Google Maps on my desktop to my phone?

Can I share a dropped pin with friends?

Yes, you can share a dropped pin or saved locations with friends. Simply click on the ‘Share’ option in the information window and Google Maps will generate a link to the location that you can share with your friends.

Can I share a dropped pin with friends?

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