In Google Maps Android 5.10 you can save a place by clicking and starring the place. However, the name of the saved place is automatically generated by Maps, and can't be edited.

Is there a good way to edit that title, to show the correct/actual name of that place for example?

Googling I only found a solution involving editing the starred place in Google Bookmarks webapps. Is there a better solution?

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Update 11 Jan 2016 In latest Google Maps Android (version 9.18.2 2015) there is now an "Add Label" feature/command available when you view a saved/starred place. See Give a place a private label for detailed instructions.

Old workaround (no longer necessary) After starring a place in Google Maps Android, you can open Google Bookmarks webapps to display your bookmarks. Sort by date to show your latest bookmark and clicking on the Edit button allows you to edit that place bookmark title. The new title would display in My Places (now shown as Your Places) on Google Maps Android. Not an ideal solution, but a workaround involving additional webapps.

Update 13 July 2015 Unfortunately latest Google Maps Android (version 9.11.0 2015) doesn't show the place bookmark titles that you have edited in Google Bookmarks webapps.


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    A bit cumbersome but inevitable. Thanks. Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 15:57
  • I was going to edit My Places to Your Places as it shows in latest Google Maps Android. But I didn't see the edit to saved places title I did in Google Bookmarks webapps showing there. I'll wait a while and see. Or can someone else confirm this workaround is still working?
    – sabre23t
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 5:56
  • @Benjamin there is now "add label" feature on Google Maps Android. Finally. :-)
    – sabre23t
    Commented Jan 11, 2016 at 4:25

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