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Google Finally Lets Local Guides Upload iPhone Videos

August 24, 2018 / Matt Southern

Google is now letting Local Guides add videos to Google Maps with their iPhones. Previously, adding video to Google Maps as a Local Guide was only possible on Android phones. The ability to upload videos to Google Maps was introduced last August, so it took a year to bring the same functionality to iPhone users. This information was sent to members of Google’s Local Guides program today via email.
Anyone can join the Local Guides program, which gives points to users for contributing content such as reviews, photos, and videos to local listings. Earning points allows users to level up, which unlocks perks such as free Google Play Music subscriptions, and discounts on the Google Play Movie store. Of course, it’s always possible to contribute content to Google Maps without being a Local Guide, it’s just an added incentive.