Google’s Meg S. announced in the Local Guides Forum that those who use Android can now upload videos to the local listings so viewers of those listings can see a more about the local business.
Meg wrote “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.”
Truth is, I think it first launched to only Local Guides on Friday but I think it is available for most on Android now.
The help document says you can add videos three ways:
Add a photo or video from a place’s page
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
Search for a place or tap it on the map.
From the bottom, tap the place’s name or address to see more info.
Tap Add photos. You might have to scroll down to see this.
Choose what you want to do:
Choose a photo or video from your gallery: Tap Folder.
Take a new photo: Tap Camera tap the shutter.
Take a new video: Tap Camera tap and hold the shutter for up to 10 seconds to record a video. To remove a video’s sound, tap the sound bars on the bottom right.

Note: You can add media for points of interest, like businesses or parks, but not for addresses or coordinates.
Add photos or videos from “Your contributions”
Make sure that you have the Google Photos app installed with back up & sync turned on and Location History turned on.
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
Tap the Menu Your contributions.
Under the “Contribute” tab, tap Add your photos to Maps.
To post a photo or video, tap one or more photos. Only the first 30 seconds of a video can be added.
To edit a photo or video’s location, tap the place name and select a different place.

Tap Post .
Note: You’ll see suggestions for photos to add to Google Maps. To remove a suggestion, tap X.
Add a photo or video using Google Photos or your Gallery app
On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Photos or your Gallery app.
Select a photo or video.
Tap Share .
Tap Add to Maps .
Select a place. To search for another place, tap Somewhere else.
Tap Post .
Here is a GIF of how it works:

Forum discussion at Local Guides Forum.

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