Google Maps has been shrunk our entire planet surface into digital maps which can be accessed by phone and computer. This Google’s subdivision company collaborate with the local government to integrate specific object on the map, including road, building, airport, business center, and much more. But unfortunately, much false information spread over the maps and create new disambiguation. For example, I’ve been lives in my current home for a dozen of years but suddenly, Google provides wrong road name and make us confuses.
There’s no doubt that Google Maps has poured millions of dollar to gives accurate information. But doesn’t mean their efforts are without flaws. As the user, Google is giving our a way to change several pieces of information from the Maps.
In this scenario, I’ve been changed wrong road name on Google Maps and it actually works.
How to Change Wrong Road Name on Google Maps
A short guide to change wrong road name on Google Maps:
- Open the Maps, select the icon menu
- Select Send Feedback
- Select Wrong Information
- Suggest the actual road name and the reason, then Submit
- Wait until Google approve your report via email
A complete guide to change wrong road name on Google Maps:
First, open the Google Maps app or go to Google Maps page. Then, click the three horizontal lines icon.
When menu list opened, select Send feedback.
In this case, select Wrong information option. However, you can add a missing place or missing road as well.
Select the road that you intend to rename, fill the actual road name and the reason why you wanted to change the name. Next, click Submit.
Your feedback has been sent, Google will review the report and give you update if there’s a changed.
This is the example of a report that was reviewed by Google Maps team and they approved my submission. The road name now is correct as is expected.
How long until Google respond my report?
It may vary depending on the job queue. I ever got a feedback less than three days, but I also ever waiting till months and got rejected. Google begins the review based on report number on the same site. The more people complain the information, the faster Google fix the name. So, you’d better be patient or try to invite some neighbor to roll the reports.