How to Send a Pin on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

If you’re an Android user and want to share a location with someone, you can easily do so by sending a pin. Whether you want to meet up with a friend or guide someone to a specific place, sending a pin on Android is a convenient way to share location details. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of sending a pin on Android, step by step.

Step 1: Open Google Maps

To send a pin on Android, start by opening the Google Maps app on your device. You can find it in your app drawer or by searching for “Google Maps” in the Play Store.

Step 2: Search for the Location

In Google Maps, use the search bar at the top of the screen to enter the name or address of the location you want to share. As you type, suggestions will appear below the search bar. Tap on the correct location when it appears in the suggestions or press enter after typing out the full name or address.

Pro tip:

If you’re having trouble finding the exact location, you can zoom in and out on the map using two-finger gestures (pinch-to-zoom) or by double-tapping and holding while moving your finger up or down.

Step 3: Drop a Pin

After searching for and locating the desired place on Google Maps, tap and hold anywhere on the map. This action will drop a pin at that specific point.


The dropped pin represents the exact location that will be shared with others.

Step 4: Access Additional Information

Once you’ve dropped a pin, an information card will appear at the bottom of your screen. This card contains details about the location, such as the name, address, and sometimes even reviews or photos if available.

Pro tip:

If you need to access more information about the location, you can tap on the information card to expand it and view additional details.

Step 5: Send the Pin

To send the pin to someone, tap on the “Share” button located on the information card. A list of sharing options will appear.

Step 6: Choose a Sharing Method

Select your preferred method of sharing from the list of available options. You can choose to send the pin via email, messaging apps, social media platforms, or even save it to your notes app for later use.


The available sharing options may vary depending on the apps installed on your Android device.

Step 7: Share with Your Desired Recipient

After selecting a sharing method, follow the prompts provided by that particular app or platform to share the pin with your desired recipient. The process may differ slightly depending on which app or platform you choose.


If you choose to share via messaging apps or email, you’ll be able to add a personal message along with the pin for additional context.


You’ve successfully learned how to send a pin on Android using Google Maps. Whether you’re meeting up with friends or guiding someone to a location, sending pins is an easy and efficient way of sharing precise locations. So go ahead and start exploring new places while effortlessly sharing them with others!

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