Daily Tip: Saving Locations on Google Maps [Beginner]

Do you want to save a location that you've found on Google Maps? After searching for a place on Google Maps, you can save the results to Bookmarks or Contacts so you can easily come back to it later. Stay with us after the break and we will show you how.



  1. First, Search for the location in the search box.
  2. When you find the location you want, select the ' > ' icon
  3. At the bottom, select 'Add to Bookmarks'
  4. Type in a 'location name'
  5. Click Save.

To find the location later.


  1. Select the ' book ' icon in the search box.
  2. Select Bookmarks

You can also save a location to a contact for later viewing.


  1. After selecting the ' > ' icon on a location.
  2. Select 'Add to Contacts'
  3. Here, you can either 'Create a new contact' or 'Add to existing contact'
  4. Select the Contact, you want to save the location to.

To find the location later.


  1. Select the ' book ' icon in the search box.
  2. Select Contacts, and select the contact you want to view.

BONUS TIP: If you press and hold on any spot on the Map, you will 'drop a pin', which you can then save as a bookmark or to your contact.


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Daily Tip: Saving Locations on Google Maps [Beginner]


this is so not beginnger and at the same time it's super nice.
I'll have to test and see if apps like tomtom that read from contacts can see them.

Great tip. Now I wish I could make some sense of all my bookmarks. As others have stated, we really need a file app to organize things like bookmarks. It would be nice to be able to create folders, and drag & drop bookmarks to assigned folders. You can sort of do it buy not bookmarking, but add an item to home screen, then make folders. Trouble is, they do not always have a nice icon.

Suggestion for the next tip: Tap the icon of the little man and it shows you a really awesome street view of the location. I didn't know about this and found it by mistake the other day...

I gotta say that was the first thing I checked for when i opened the map app :-) The feature is not made obvious so i understand people missing it though.

Thanks for the guide! I don't suppose you've figured out a way to install VirtualBox guest additions? I keep getting told that it doesn't support this version of Windows.