How to Remove Pins in Google Maps

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How to Remove Pins in Google Maps
Google Maps is a popular online means of creating personalised maps. (Map image by Stephen VanHorn from

Google Maps is a popular online cartographical website featuring a customisable "My Maps" facility. Google My Maps users can customise maps of a local area, a country or even world tour by placing blue pins or markers to plot a route. Adding, editing or removing markers in Google My Maps is a process that should not take longer than a few seconds.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Go to the Google Maps page (see Resources below for link) and click "Sign In" in the top right corner.

  2. 2

    Log in to your Google Maps account.

  3. 3

    Click "My Maps" from the top left corner of the screen.

  4. 4

    Select the map containing the markers you want to remove from the left column.

  5. 5

    Click on the marker you want to remove from the map.

  6. 6

    Click "Delete" in the bottom left of the speech-bubble-like menu.

Tips and warnings

  • Note that you can remove only markers you have created. Other markers can only be hidden in the main map view by clicking "More" while viewing a map and selecting "Hide All." This option is not available if you have searched for a specific location and it is represented with a marker.

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