How To Drop A Pin In Google Maps & Who Is The Yellow Man?

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Google Maps is something used constantly by people who want to know where to go and how to get there. But you may be wondering how to drop a pin in Google Maps and how that system even works.

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We’re here to run you through it step by step, explain to you what you need to do in order to do so, and make sure you understand how to work your way through Google Maps itself.

How To Drop A Pin In Google Maps- Step By Step

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  1. Firstly, you need to open up Google Maps.
  2. You’ll see a display of where you are that should be relatively accurate.
  3. Click wherever you’re looking to drop a pin.
  4. There you go! You’ve managed to drop a pin into the map itself.

Pins in Google Maps will allow you to easier find a specific location, or work out where exactly you want to be. It’s easier than carrying around an actual map, especially when you can access it on your phone wherever you are, provided you have phone signal.

Who Is That Yellow Man In The Corner Of Google Maps?


His name is Pegman, and he’s my best friend.

Pegman was first introduced in 2008, a year after Street View itself as launched, in order to make Street View easier t use for people. Originally the Pegman was just a set of eyeballs, but the designers felt it was too weird to pick up an eyeball for many people.

Now it’s just a case of dropping a pin where I last saw my keys….

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Wait why is it so dark in here?! Oh no. I can see Pegman, I’m safe.

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