tech2 News StaffNov 11, 2019 15:56:58 IST
A few weeks ago, Google introduced Incognito mode in Google Maps and now, users will be able to create and update their public profile.
Earlier, all you could do was look at your contributions to Maps, but it was not in the hands of users to decide what their profile looked like. This new update will let you customise your profile by adding pictures, a bio, and will let you decide what you want to show on the profile. It was first spotted by Android Police.
If you want to get started now, just update your Google Maps app to the latest version and follow these simple steps.
How to edit your public profile on Google Maps
Step 1: Open Google Maps and tap on the menu at the top left corner
Step 2: Go to your profile > Edit Profile
Step 3: To fill up your bio, tap on 'Edit name and photo', once you are done, tap on 'Save' at the top right corner
Step 4: To check the contributions (reviews, ratings, photos and so on) tap on 'Local guide and level points' under your profile name
Step 5: If you do not want your contributions on the profile, head over to Menu > Your Profile > Personal settings and turn off the toggle for 'Show contributions on your profile'
This will let users have more control so that they can decide what they want to make public and what not to make public.
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