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    Now you can add video on Google Maps

    Google Maps

    As a Local Guide, you know that photos have the power to help people see the world and make decisions about where to go. But there’s a lot you can learn about a place by seeing it in motion. That’s why we’re introducing video on Google Maps.

    Today, 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.

    For now the video can only be uploaded by Local Guides using Android Maps but the videos will be visible from search everywhere. A 10 second video can be captured with the Android Google Maps app or a 30 second video can be uploaded.

    Quoted from the Friday, August 25th announcement:

    The feature is rolling out over time so you may not see it currently and you will need to be a Local Guide on Android to use this new feature.

    How to add your video when you’re at the location:

    • Search and select a place on Google Maps
    • Scroll down and tap “Add a photo”
    • Tap “Camera” and hold the shutter button for up to 10 seconds

    How to upload an existing video:

    • Search and select a place on Google Maps
    • Scroll down and tap “Add a photo”
    • Tap “Folder” and select a video. Just the first 30 seconds of a video will be added.