Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Best Amazon Finds Under $30
    08:33 Deals

    10 Amazon finds under $30 each that people are obsessed with right now

  2. Amazon Soundbar Deals
    12:59 Deals

    This best-selling soundbar is somehow down to $39 at Amazon

  3. Best PlayStation 5 Accessories
    15:17 Deals

    Have a video game console? This $48 device on Amazon makes it feel so much faster

  4. Amazon Deals
    10:37 Deals

    Today’s top deals: Free $15 Amazon credit, AirPods Pro back on sale, $39 soundbar, $…

  5. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
    08:37 Deals

    Oops! Prime Day’s best-selling smart home gadget is still down to $17

The latest Google Maps update lets you customize your map like never before

July 31st, 2015 at 8:45 PM
Google Maps Custom Names

If you’ve updated Google Maps on your Android device recently, you might have noticed a new feature that Google added to its mobile app. You can now edit the names of locations on the map, save them to your personal Google account and search for them the next time you’re out and about.

MUST-READ: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

This is useful for a number of reasons. If there’s a restaurant you’re ordering from but know you’ll never remember its name, just rename it to “Incredible Restaurant.” That’s a search term I’d remember more frequently than “Taverna Kyclades.”

You can also drop a pin in a location without a set name on Google Maps and give it a custom name. If your friend John’s apartment doesn’t show up on Google Maps, drop a pin and name it “John’s Apartment.”

Here are the steps to give a place a private name, courtesy of Google:

  1. Open the Google Maps app .
  2. Search for an address. Or drop a pin by touching and holding a place on the map.
  3. From the bottom, touch the place’s name or address.
  4. From the top right, touch the menu > Edit name.

Pretty simple, right? Google Operating System also notes that Google has recently implemented a feature for its web and Android app called the “Timeline,” which shows you everywhere you’ve been in the past day, month or year (providing you’ve turned “Location History” on).


Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

Popular News