How to Write, Edit or Delete Google Reviews or Local Contributions

Google provides an easy-to-use interface for anyone to write reviews for any places. However, making changes to already written reviews is not an easy task. Here we walk you through the process of editing or deleting your local contribution reviews on Maps for places.

Update Google Reviews on Desktop

To review a place on web/desktop, first search the location you are looking for in Google.

Once loaded, you’ll find a card for the place on the right and under the details, there will be a button labelled “Write a Review”. Click that and a window containing a textbook and rating stars will pop up for you to feed in. Hit “Post” after typing it, and it’s posted!

Google review on Desktop - Gtricks

If you did not find the review button, make sure you are logged with Google account when searching for the place.

Now, to edit or delete your past reviews, head over to Google Maps and tap the little hamburger icon on the top left the corner.

Contributions on Google Maps

Locate “My contributions” in the drawer, click it and then through the tabulated menu, get into “Reviews”. It will show you all your previous feedbacks that you have made till date. To make any change, click the three dots against each entry and choose the desired option.

Edit Google Review on Desktop

That’s it for the web part of the story, although, not a lot will differ on mobile thanks to Google’s continuous efforts to provide a coherent experience across all devices.

Update Local Place Review on Mobile

The process is quite similar on mobile. To write a review, Google the location and once results show up, tap the arrow to expand the card and hit the rating stars which will reveal the window for writing a review.

Writing Google Review in Mobile

To update, open the Google Maps app on your phone and through the navigation drawer on the left, get into “Your Contributions” like before. Remaining steps are exactly identical to what we saw before, tap those three dots in Reviews tab, click the required action and you’re all set!

Edit from Google Maps

Related: Difference Between Google Maps, Google Street View and Google Earth

As you can see, the steps are quite simple, Google just made the whole process difficult to delete the reviews you left. Wish they have made a dedicated application for managing all user reviews and posting reviews anonymously. Until then, use this short guide.

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Filed under Google Maps. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on July 17, 2017.

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You are awesome. Thank you for taking the time to help.

I am terrified about reprisal to reviews posted with my full name. Is there a way to change the way the reviewer is identified in the review?

    That’s a valid concern, Leslie.

    Unfortunately Google does give you the option to post reviews as anonymous. Previously, there was an option to chose between writing review as anonymous user or as your logged-in profile. Now, Google is forcing all to use real identities. What you could do is create a dummy Google profile by signing up with Gmail and use that account to review without any repercussions.

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