How to share your location using Plus codes on Google Maps for Android

by Janeth Kent Date: 17-05-2023 google maps android

Do you know what plus codes or plus codes on Google Maps are and what they are for?

We tell you how they work and how to get them from anywhere.

You may have been sent one and not know very well what it is for. If you have never used them, today we will tell you what the plus codes are on Google Maps. To explain it quickly and easily, we will tell you that plus codes are like addresses. When you see that an address is not available, Google Maps will offer you the possibility to use a plus code. This way you can find the place or share it with other people.

This means that you can create, for example, a plus code for your company address or for a particular address. It is very simple. You should know, however, that plus codes are composed of six or seven letters and numbers combined, plus a town or a city. If you keep this detail in mind, it will be very easy to identify them. Especially if it is the first time you see them.

For five years now, Google Maps has been offering its own alternative to postal addresses and long geographic coordinates with its Plus Code, six-digit codes made up of letters and numbers accompanied by the name of the town that are much more memorable or shared.


Well, the latest version of Google Maps for Android powers these Plus Codes to help those more than 2 billion people who have no address or their address is too difficult to locate to share their Plus Code location by message in an easier way.

If you want to share your location as if it were your postal address now just open Google Maps and click on the blue dot. There you will see the new Location section that shows our plus code. When you click on the code it will be automatically copied to our clipboard so that we can share it through any messaging application or put this code as a delivery address.

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The Plus Code of any site

If you want to share the plus code of another address different from your current location, you only have to** click on the map or on a site** and in its information sheet look for the plus code icon and click on that code to copy it.

Whoever receives that plus code will only have to copy and paste it into the Google Maps search bar to see the location of that address on the map. The company continues to rely on these codes because they are much more precise and useful, especially in cases of emergency where we have to say our coordinates through a call, which is easier to say a six-digit code than the long sexadecimal coordinates.

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by Janeth Kent Date: 17-05-2023 google maps android hits : 5449  
Janeth Kent

Janeth Kent

Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.


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