When I search for "Joe" in the Google Maps application, I'd like it to include "Joe Smith" from my Google contacts. How might I make this happen?

I'm using CyanogenMod 11-20140604-NIGHTLY-hammerhead (on a Nexus 5, "hammerhead").

  • +1 as I didn't even know this was a feature of Google Maps app. I've posted an answer below. Nice to know! – RossC Jun 12 '14 at 8:57

Aha! The trick is to enable Web History. After doing so, I now see addresses for my Contacts (my "People") in Maps when I search for them by name.

  • +1 sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I was asleep! Glad you resolved it. I will add to my answer for the sake of completeness. Thanks. – RossC Jun 13 '14 at 7:48

The below is from Google Support and it also includes iPad / iPhone support for anyone that may be relevant to.

Search for a contact’s address

Google Contacts

See home and work addresses for friends, family and colleagues in your Google Contacts on the map. Here's how to find a contact's address on the map:

1.Open the Google Maps app.

2.To sign in, touch the person icon next to the search box. If your person icon is filled in, you’re already signed in.

3.In the search box at the top, start typing a name. `Suggested contacts will appear in the search results.

4.Touch a result to see that person's address on the map.

If your account is managed by your company or another organisation, you can't currently search for contacts.

As per the OP finding the solution himself, you need to enable Web History for this functionality to work.

  • Does this work for you? I should have mentioned that I did see and followed these instructions, but I still don't get personal results. I'm using Google to manage my contacts (by I do have contacts from other accounts as well, such as Skype and Exchange). – Adam Monsen Jun 12 '14 at 16:32

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