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What are plus codes in Google Maps and how to use them? details here

Millions of users around the world use Google Maps on a daily basis. This could be for finding shortcuts to their workplace, attending a friend’s birthday at a new restaurant or simply checking out the route their cabs follow. While most users use a Google Maps link for a location or simply share their location via WhatsApp, there is another way to share any location from Google Maps. It’s called Google Maps Plus Code.

What are plus codes in google maps?

Google describes on a help page that plus codes are the same as street addresses. They can help users get and use a simple digital address that can be shared through all messaging platforms including WhatsApp, Instagram and Google Messages. The plus code for a place in Seattle looks like this – “JJXX+HR8, SeattleFor tech-savvy readers, plus codes are based on the geographic address of a place, i.e. the point of intersection of latitude and longitude. Plus codes can be obtained via Google Maps and those who receive these codes can search them in Google Maps as well.

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How to share plus code of a place from Google Maps?

    • Open Google Maps on Android or iOS Smartphone
    • Search for the location whose plus code is to be shared
    • Once found, touch and hold the screen on the location to drop the pin on the map
    • Open the ‘Dropped Pin’ panel at the bottom of the screen
    • Find the location’s plus code and tap and hold to copy it to the clipboard
    • Paste the plus code in the messaging application and send it to the required person

How to share plus code of current location from Google Maps?

    • Open Google Maps and tap on the blue dot to show the current location
    • At the bottom of the screen, find the plus code for the location
    • To copy the code for a location, tap the plus code
    • Paste the plus code in the messaging application and send it to the required person
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How to Find Location with Plus Code on Google Maps?

    • On Google Maps for Android and iOS, paste the plus code on the search bar at the top
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