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What's so useful about Waze
Unlike other GPS navigators, Waze app allows you to edit maps, make changes and update the map. Thanks to community involvement, this app is great for developing and helping other users with GPS navigation.
You can easily add a business location to the map. As a result, the address will become visible to customers and visitors. They will also be able to take the best route to their destination.
We will talk about how to add business location on the map via a Waze app. The step-by-step instruction will be useful for Android and iOS (iPad, iPhone) users.
Step 1 - Update Waze to the latest version
Make sure you have the latest version of Waze. The business location adding feature may be unavailable in earlier versions.Link to download Waze
- Open the Play Store.
- Tap the Update button.
- If you use iOS, go to the Apple Store and check for an update.
- Open the Waze app on your phone.
Step 2 - Go to Report
You can add a location to the map using the Send a report feature.
- Go to Settings (the gear icon);
- Tap on the Report button at the bottom of the screen;
- In the menu that appears, tap the Place button.
Step 3 - Add information about the new location
1. After you tap Place, the camera opens on your phone.
2. Take a photo of the place you want to add to the map.
- Try to make the photo as clear and legible as possible, since the image will be a presentation of your business and company address on the map.
- Take a photo with your camera from different angles.
- Make sure the name of the place on the photo is displayed correctly in Waze.
3. Tap Forward to continue.
4. Enter the name of the new location on the Waze map.
5. Tap Done to save the result.
Step 4 - Enter additional information about location
- Enter an address - the exact location: street name, house number.
- Check location details on the Waze map.
- Select the type of business the object belongs to from the suggested list.
- Tap the Done button to confirm location.
Step 5 - Using Waze Map Editor
If necessary, use Waze Map Editor to make edits or add more details about your business.
- Go to the Settings - Waze Map Editor.
- Add a location and save it.
- You may have to wait several hours or even days for the location to appear on the map for other Waze users.
- Open Waze and check if the new address appears.
Adding a business location to the map will improve the visibility of the address on the web and in the navigator. Waze users will find the place and navigate to it, and potential customers will be able to use your services.
In addition to Waze, pay attention to Google My Business. In future articles we will certainly tell you how to use this service.
Can I add an address to the Waze map?
Yes, you can do this yourself. Use the mobile app for iPhone or Android. You can also use Waze Map Editor (the service works via a browser). In addition to the usual point on the map you can specify a business location. Please read this manual how to do this.
Can I add my company to the map on Waze?
To add a business address in Waze on iOS,
- Download the Waze app on your iPhone.
- Go to 'Reports' via the menu
- Tap the 'Place' button and a new screen will appear
- If necessary, give access rights to the photo shooting functions
- Upload your company photo to the Place card
- Enter the name of the location you want to save later
- Add more details to your place.
- Tap the Save button to add the location.
- It will take time for the location to appear on the map after moderation.
Why does Waze not show the current location you want to add to the map?
Turn on your phone's GPS. To do this, go to Settings > Privacy, enter Location and move the slider to On. Under Location Services, check to see if Waze is included in the list of allowed devices.
You may also need to turn on Wi-Fi or mobile internet on your mobile device to improve positioning.
Why is Waze not showing the map? I can't add a point to the map
Restart Waze. It may be due to application failure. You may have Internet or GPS not working on your phone, or check if it is connected. If this does not help, reinstall the app or update Waze to the latest version.
How do I add my home address to the map?
- Go to Place by clicking on the orange icon on the home screen.
- Provide permission to take a photo.
- Take a picture of your home.
- Tap the This is a residential place button.
- Enter your home address: street name, house number. You can use the search.
- Tap Save to save the place on the map.
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Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.