February 25, 2021
Google Maps local listing video support

Google Maps Local Listing Video Support Rolling Out Now

Google Maps local listing video support is coming to Android mobile devices, the search engine announced on its Local Guides forum…

Google Maps local listing video support arrives on Android, the search engine announced. In the Google Local Guides forum, a moderator wrote, “Local Guides on Android have the chance to add the first-ever videos to millions of places. The possibilities are really exciting: Take viewers on a mini tour of a store you love, or show the bustling scene at your favorite neighborhood restaurant. You can even do a quick review where you showcase a place’s best item or offer tips for visitors.”

Google Maps Local Listing Video Support Introduced

Local Guides can only use an Android device to add videos or an Android device or computer to delete them. There are three places Google Maps supports video by Local Guides. One is a place’s local page, another is through “Your Contributions,” and also, through Google Photos or a device gallery.

To create a video, Local Guides must search and select a place on Google Maps. Scroll to “Add a photo,” then tap and hold the shutter button for 10 seconds to create a video. Then, do the same first two steps and tap “Folder” to select a video. (Google notes it only adds the first 30-seconds of a video.)

Here’s a clip of the feature in action:

Google Maps local listing video support example
Credit: Google

Google also states this feature isn’t yet available on iOS. Not all Local Guides will see the option at this time as it is “rolling out gradually.” The company likewise notes information about points are coming.

Google recently added SOS Alerts to Maps and search. In mid-June, the company introduced new Local Guides levels and badges.

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