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How to Drop a Pin on Google Maps on Mobile and Desktop and share it with friends?

Dropping a pin on Google Maps takes no time at all.

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Sharing a location is a very easy task for Google Maps users. The app allows you to look up any location on the map and share it directly with your friends. But what if the location you want to share is an unnamed spot on a road? By ‘dropping a pin’ you can mark any spot on the mark and get to know its exact coordinates. You can even share the pin with your friends. In this article, we bring you the simplest way to drop a pin on Google Maps on mobile and desktop and share it with your friends.

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Drop a pin on Google Maps for desktop

Step 1: Go to https://www.google.com/maps on your web browser.

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Step 2: Search for the location you want to pin on the map.

Step 3: Click on the exact location that you want to mark on the map. You will see a small grey button show up on the location. This is the location ‘pin.’ Click on this pin to know the coordinates of the place. 

Click on the exact location that you want to mark on the map.

Step 4: Right-clicking on the pin will give you further options like finding the directions to and from the place. You can also drop a pin to add your business to the map. You can also save this location on a personal list.

Right-clicking on the pin will give you further options

Share a pinned location using Google Maps for desktop

Share a pinned location using Google Maps for desktop

Once you drop the pin, click on it and select the share option from the location card that comes up on the screen. In the following window, you will be able to copy the Google Maps link to the location or share it directly through Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail.

Drop a pin on the Google Maps app

Step 1: Open the Google Maps app on your smartphone

Step 2: Search the location you want to pin on the map. 

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

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

Step 4: You will be able to see the coordinates of the location where you dropped the pin. You can also share the pinned location directly from the app by tapping the share option.

share the pinned location directly from the app by tapping the share option.

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Conclusion

This is how you can drop a pin on Google Maps for mobile and desktop and share it with others. If you’re using Google Maps on a desktop you can send a pinned location to your phone by selecting the ‘Send to phone’ option from the side menu. You will need to enter your phone number if you want to receive the pinned location via text. You can also mail yourself the pinned location.

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