Google-maps – How to add a location label (like starring) to Google Maps (website), like in the 2015 updated Android app

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At some point in 2015 I believe Google Maps on Android added the ability to add a label to any location from the vertical ... menu when a location is selected. This label is saved in your account – similar to Starring locations (I think it replaces starring locations, I don't seem to be able to star locations in the app any more).

I can't find the equivalent feature in the Google Maps website.

How do I add this new type of label which is saved to my account?

I've tried searching but I just get results for old-google-maps APIs, map maker tools, embedded maps and similar. I'm looking for plain regular labels.


Also, possibly related, "Labels" that I created on my phone app don't seem to show up while I'm logged in as the same user on the website. All the same starred locations show up – but not labels (and it doesn't seem to still be possible to add starred locations on the Android app). I'm confused as to whether this is a feature where the website version failed to keep up with the apps, or whether I need to enable something, or some other reason for the mismatch.

Best Answer

From what I can see, Google is not currently sharing all that data between the Android Maps app and the Google Maps website. I thought perhaps it would show under "My Maps", but no such luck.

However, if you search in the Google Maps website for a label that you've created, it will get found. It doesn't otherwise show your label, however, nor do I see a way to create labels from the Maps website.

I also found this from Gizmodo

The feature doesn’t look quite finished yet—your changes don’t appear on the web...

so perhaps it's not yet fully baked. Maybe in a month or two this can be re-visited.