How to use Plus Codes in Google Maps?

Google Maps is used by millions of people every day all across the world. While most people use the Google Maps link to a location or just share their position over WhatsApp, there is another way to share any Google Maps location. It’s known as Google Maps Plus Codes.

Keep reading this article till the end to know everything about Google Maps Plus Codes.

What are Plus Codes?

Google described Plus Codes as being identical to street addresses on a support page. They can assist customers in obtaining and employing a basic digital address that can be shared across all messaging services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Google Messages. Here is the Plus Code for a location in Seattle: “JJXX+HR8, Seattle.” Plus Codes are based on the geographic address of a location, i.e. the intersection point of the latitude and longitude. The Plus Code can be retrieved through Google Maps, and individuals who receive them can also search for them on Google Maps.

How to share any location’s Plus Codes?

Open Google Maps on your iOS or Android device. Locate the location where the Plus Code will be distributed. To set a pin on the map, touch and hold the screen on the spot. Open the ‘Dropped Pin’ tab at the bottom of the screen. Find the Plus Code for the location and tap and hold to copy it to the clipboard. Copy the Plus Code and send it to the relevant person using a messaging program.

How to share the current location’s Plus Codes?

Launch Google Maps and tap the blue dot to see your current position. Find the Plus Codes for the location at the bottom of the screen. Click on the Plus Code to copy a location’s code. Paste the Plus Code into a messaging app and send it to the appropriate person.

How to find a Plus Code location?

On any Android or iOS device, you just need to paste the Plus Code on the Search bar of Google Maps. It will show you the exact place instantly.


Now you can easily share your location with your friends or anyone else. Just a few clicks you need. However, if you still have any questions let us know in the comment section below.

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