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How to add or modify streets in the Google Maps app

Google Maps can now be edited by anyone. If you can’t find your street and that makes you can’t send the location From your house to your friends, from your office or from any other place that you see is wrong in the Google maps service, you can now add or modify streets in Google Maps.

Google has added a new option for all Google Maps users both on Android and iOS. You can edit streets and roads in Google Maps now, a function that comes to replace the Map Maker that Google removed a few months ago. Anyone can add new streets, roads or routes to Google maps, although they will have to pass the company’s filter to prevent the map from being false.

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How to add or modify streets

Modifying or adding streets in Google Maps is quite simple now. All iOS or Android users will be able to send street modifications to be changed. To do this we have to open the sidebar of the Google Maps application and, at the end of it, we will find the option “Post comments”. Within the option we can do several tasks: Edit the map, add a site, report on roads that do not appear, send comments or report location problems.

In the first tab, you can edit the map of the different layers of Google Maps. Once you tap the streets they will change color and turn pink. You can click on the one you need and select the specific section you want to edit. You can add as many sections as you want and click on next. By clicking on the next button, Google Maps gives you the option of selecting the entire road or leaving the sections that you have previously selected. You can change the name of the street or make comments: not represented, wrong one / double direction, closed or private. You can also add a note about the street.

Add or modify streets

Once you finish editing you just have to click on the send button. The changes will not be made directly on the Google map but will be reviewed by the team in charge, confirming that it is a real and useful change and only then will they approve it. If it doesn’t make sense, the team will ignore the change and won’t modify the blueprint.