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How to save a location on Google Maps on your computer or mobile device, and add it to a list for easy navigation

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  • You can save a location on Google Maps on your computer or mobile device. 
  • When you save a location on Google Maps, you can add it to your Favorites, “Starred places,” places you “Want to go,” or create a new list for your saved locations. 
  • Here’s what you need to know to save a location on Google Maps. 
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You probably know how to get to some of your favorite places without directions. 

However, there may be a few places you visit that no matter how many times you go there, you always need a little help navigating. 

If you use Google Maps to provide you with directions, you can save frequently visited locations so you can pull them up easily the next time you’re headed there.

Saving locations in Google Maps is a simple and straightforward process that allows you to access addresses and landmarks from your computer or mobile device at any time.

Here’s what you need to know to do it.  

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How to save a location on Google Maps on your computer

1. Be sure you’re signed into your Google account and navigate to https://maps.google.com.

2. Search for an address, landmark, business location, or even a set of latitude and longitude coordinates using the search box to the left of your screen. 

3. Under the location information window on the left side of your screen, click the Save button.

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4. A pop-up will appear giving you the choice to save the location to your Favorites, Want to go, Starred places, or a new list altogether. 

5. Choose which list to save your location to by clicking on it. This location will then be saved. 

How to save a location on Google Maps on your mobile device

1. On your iPhone or Android’s home screen, locate and tap on the Google Maps app to open it. 

2. Search for a location, address, landmark, or set of coordinates in the search box at the top of your screen. 

3. In the location information card, look for the Save button and tap to open a prompt to specify the list to which you’d like to save the location or address. 

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4. Tap the empty box next to the list you want to save the location to or add a new one by clicking “+ New List.” Once completed, a check mark will appear in your preferred list. 

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5. Click finished in the upper right corner. 

This process is the same whether you have an iPhone or Android device.

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