For individuals

With plus codes you can share any location – your home, a store, a meeting place – even if there are no streets. Using plus codes, friends, family, and service providers will find your home without having to rely on landmarks or asking for directions along the way.

When you are travelling to an unfamiliar place, using a plus code can save you time by guiding you directly there. Plus codes can be safer, too, when you don’t want to ask strangers for directions.

Find the plus code for a place


Open the Google Maps app.


Touch and hold a place to drop a pin on Google Maps.


At the bottom, you’ll see an address or a plus code. Tap this section to find all details of the location and copy the plus code.

Share a plus code

You can share a plus code any way you want, a few examples include:

Find a place using plus codes


Open the Google Maps app.


At the top, tap the search box and type the plus code and city.


You can use a plus code with a town or city, such as X4HP+M5, Cairo, Egypt, or with an area code, such as 7GXHX4HP+M5. When you are near a place, you won't need to include the area code or the locality. For example, you can simply search for X4HP+M5.

X4HP+M5, Cairo, Egypt