Drop a Pin

In Today’s time, we usually do not depend on anyone to ask for directions. We ask our all-time friend which is Google. Yes, After you drop a pin on Google Maps, you can easily access it because the app can show you its location. The process of removing a pin is quite simple, on both mobile devices and laptops and computers. Google Maps is widely used and we often rely on the directions provided by the app in order to get to a location. You can find almost any location on it. But in case you do not have the accurate address of your destiny then you can make use of the pin feature that is available on Google Maps. 

Drop a Pin in Google Maps

Google Maps allows you to drop pins to your customers and others who want to know your location. This is a very useful feature that comes in handy when you do not know your exact location but have a good idea of the general location, like the neighbourhood your business is in. In this case, you can simply drop a pin for customers to follow in case they want to find you. 

The good thing is that you can drop your pins in both the browser version of Google Maps and the mobile app version. 

Drop a Pin on the Browser

In the web version, Google maps are pretty easy. The good thing is that you can drop your pins in both the browser version of Google Maps and the mobile app version. There is an option available for Zoom in and out. 

Right-click on the specific location where you want to drop a pin. From the list of options, you should choose “Route from here” or “Route to here”, depending on why you are unpinning. You will see a small green pin where you right-click. You can now click on it to save it to your Google Maps account. 

Your iPhone or Android phone should be pinned.

No matter which phone you use the process will be the same. 

  • Open the Google Maps app.
  • Locate the spot on the map where you want to put a pin, then zoom in as far as necessary to make it visible.
  • When you see the pin appear under your finger, tap and hold the area where you wish to deposit it.

Drop a pin on your desktop 

  • Open Google Maps on your computer. 
  • Zoom in and out of the map as you look for the spot where you want to put a pin.
  • To place the pin, click the desired location. You should see a small grey pin appear and an info box will appear at the bottom of the screen. 

What to do if a dropped pin appears on Google Maps

If in case your lists are filled with drop pins that are no more valuable, you can get off. We will tell you some steps that are useful in the process. 

  • If you recently added it, click the ‘X’ in the details panel. 
  • Is this a safe place? Next, navigate to the Saved tab on your app’s home screen. 
  • Open one or more lists until you find the one you want to delete. 
  • Did you see it? Click the three dots and select delete place.

How To Forward A Dropped Pin 

Let’s say you’ve created a dropped pin and you’ve saved it to one of your lists. How do you forward from there? Can you share it with another person? 

Once you have set the lost pin or found it again from your saved list, several options will appear below. One of them would be Share. Tap Share, then depending on your device and the setting enabled, you’ll see one of the following options:

  • You can share it as a text or email message. 
  • You can also take the help of social media (like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) to share it. 
  • One more thing you can do is that copy and then paste it. 

How To Drop Multiple Pins 

Do you know you could drop multiple pins? But Google Maps doesn’t allow you to see multiple drop a pin on one map. So, if you want to drop multiple pins you have to create your own Google Map. 

This type of map nearby can be useful when you want to see the distance between each of your pinned locations. After travelling you can also share Google Maps to discover things differently. With a personalized map with lots of pins our friends who will have a city break in the future can visit all the interesting places and avoid the tourist traps. 

Tips to create Google Maps with multiple dropped pins: 

  • Visit the Google Maps website.
  • To view your Saved landmarks and create a Google map do Sing in.
  • Tap the menu icon (hamburger) at the top left of the screen.
  • Click Maps, then select See all your maps from Your Places. From there, tap Create a New Map.
  • Go to the Untilted Map and click on it give it a name and a  short description if you want to go deeper.
  • Click Save when you are done. 
  • To place your finger in a specific location, tap the marker icon (below the search bar). To find a location, tap an area or simply enter the location.
  • Now, click on the Add Directions that you will find under the description of your first destination. This will activate two fields, A and B at the bottom left of the page. From this point, use the side menu to search for and add more locations.
  • Your map will start linking to locations.
  • After that, click the icon in the top left corner. This will allow you to see a preview of your map. 

 Your map will start linking to locations. 

 Want to share it? After step 9, click the icon in the upper left corner. This will allow you to preview your map.

On Google Maps, how to store and label a dropped pin

You can save and label a dropped pin on Google Maps by following these steps: 

  • Drop a pin on your maps. 
  • Click Save.
  • Select any list on the page or add a new one to save the pinned location. 

You have the option of keeping the pin and labelling it as well. Google may use your tags across its services to provide you with personalized recommendations. 

  • Tap Add a label on the same page.
  • Please enter your preferred name for the label. Now save it. 
  • By following the same steps you can remove and edit the label. 

How can I send someone a pin by dropping it?

We have answers to your every question. If you want to find and remove dropped drop a pin on Google Maps here are the steps:

On mobile:

  • Launch the Maps 
  • Below the screen, there is a Saved tab tap it.
  • There you will find your list that contains the drop a pins. Choose the one you view and remove it. 
  • You have the option to label the pin in addition to saving it. Google may use your tags across its services to provide you with personalized recommendations.

On a computer:

  • On your browser, find the Google Maps website.
  • In the sidebar, there is a Menu button. Click it. 
  • Choose your places
  • Now, you can edit, view or remove your saved and labelled pins. 



How to drop a pin on iPhone on Android?

There are three simple steps to drop a pin on iPhone or Android:
1. Open the Google Maps app.
2. On the map, find the location where you want to drop a pin.You can zoom in for a clear perspective.
3. Press and hold where you want to place the pin until it appears under your finger.

Can you drop a pin anywhere?

Yes, we can easily drop a pin on any location and share it with our friends. This helps the other person to find your exact location. 
How do you drop a pin on google maps?
The steps to drop a pin on google maps are: 
1. Sign in to My Maps on your device.
2. Create a map. It can have up to 10, 000 lines, shapes, or places. 
3. Click Add marker.
4. Select a layer and click where to put the place. 2,000 lines, shapes, or
5. locations can be found in a layer.
6. Give your place a name. 
7. Hit the Save option.

What does it mean if someone pins you?

Those comments that appeared at the top of the post pinned comments.

How can I send someone a pin by dropping it?

To drop a pin, long-press on the screen. The address or location will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap a location to share, save, tag the location, or get directions.