Before you download an application, buy new digital content or visit a place, you usually do a Google search and read the reviews of other users to learn about their experience and their opinion. By doing this, you can understand when to avoid an application, perhaps because it is full of advertisements, or when not to go out to dinner in a restaurant, since the judgments concerning it are mostly negative. Now, you too would like to contribute and write a review but, unfortunately, you don’t have the slightest idea how to proceed.
If this is indeed the case and you don’t know how to do it, let me explain how to do it. If you give me a few minutes of your free time, I can tell you how to do a Google review from smartphones, tablets and computers. First, I’ll tell you how to write a rating of the content available on Google Play , and then I’ll walk you through the steps to review places on Google Maps .
If you can’t wait to learn more and deepen the subject, make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate to reading the next paragraphs. I assure you that, by following the instructions I am about to give you and trying to put them into practice on the device of your interest, you will be able to publish all the reviews you want. Enjoy the reading!
Create a Google account
Before going into the details of this guide and explaining how to make a review on Google , it will be useful to know that to succeed in your intent you must have a Google account. Not sure how to create it? I’ll explain it to you right away.
From smartphones and tablets
To create a Google account from a smartphone equipped with Android , tap the gear wheel icon to access the device Settings , choose the Account option and tap the Add account item . In the new screen displayed, press the Google option and press the Create an account button , then enter the required data in the appropriate fields and you’re done.
If, on the other hand, you have an iPhone or an iPad , you can use the Google application : after downloading and starting it, tap on the little man icon at the top right and press the Login button , then choose the Add account item , presses the Continue button and select the Create an account option . For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to create a Google account .
To create a Google account from a computer, connected to the main page of the famous search engine , click on the Login button at the top right and choose the Create an account option , then enter your data in the fields Name , Surname , Username ( the part to be prefixed to ) and Password and presses the Next button . Alternatively, if you want to create a Google account using your existing email address, choose the Use my current email address instead option and enter it in the appropriate field.@
In the new page opened, if you wish, type your phone number in the Phone number field (useful for recovering the password of your account in case of loss), indicate your date of birth in the Day , Month and Year fields , specify your gender via the Gender drop-down menu and click the Next button . Finally, put the check marks to accept the terms of service and press the Create account button .
Write a review on Google Play
Writing a review on Google Play allows you to give an opinion on an application or digital content (film, book or music content) downloaded from the famous digital store. By doing so, you can describe your experience with the application or content in question and give a positive or negative evaluation, which is useful for other users who can get an idea before downloading the app, movie, book or the song of your interest.
From smartphones and tablets
To write a review on Google Play from a device equipped with Android , start the Play Store by tapping its icon (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol) and write the name of the content you want to review in the Google Playfield at the top.
Now, tap on the app, book, movie or music content of your interest and, in the new screen displayed, locate the Rate this [content] section . You can write a review for an app only if it is installed on the device in use: if not, you can proceed to download it by pressing the Install button (for the detailed procedure, you can take a look at my guide on how download Android applications ).
Then, first on the item Write a review , enter your review (maximum 1,000 characters) in the Describe your experience field and rate the content by tapping the stars icon , bearing in mind that a star indicates a low rating and five stars represent the maximum grade. To post the review, then tap on the Post item at the top right and that’s it.
It will be useful to know that, at any time, you can both edit and delete your review. To do this, go to the screen of the content you have reviewed, locate the section Your review and tap on the Edit review option to make a change to the previously published review or rating. If, on the other hand, you want to permanently delete it, press the three dots icon and select the Delete option from the menu that appears.
If you have an iPhone or iPad and are wondering if it is possible to post a review of a book or movie using their respective applications, Google Play Books and Google Play Movies , the answer is no.
However, you can write a new review using the browser of your device (eg Safari ) by connecting to the main page of Google Play . Pigia, then, on the ≡ button at the top left, tap the Login item , enter your Google account data in the appropriate fields and press the Next button to access.
Now, tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top right, write the title of the content you want to review in the Search field and press the Search button , then select the content of your interest, locate the Reviews section and press the button Write a review . Then enter your review in the appropriate field, rate the content by tapping the star icon and pressing the Send button to publish it.
It will be useful to know that by doing so, in addition to posting a review for movies, books and music albums, you can also rate the applications you have downloaded on your Android device that has the same Google account you are using on your iPhone or iPad. .
If you prefer to make a review on Google Play from your computer, connect to the latter’s website and, if you haven’t already done so, press the Login button (top right) to access your Google account .
Now, write the title of the content you want to review in the Search field (at the top), click on the magnifying glass icon and choose the book, movie, music content or application of your interest.
In the new open page, press the Write a review button in the Reviews section , write your opinion in the field where the message appears Let others know what you think about this [content]. Would you recommend it and why? and rate the content with a grade of 1 to 5 using the stars below. Press the Send button and that’s it.
To delete or edit your review, access the content page of your interest, locate the My Review section and press the trash can icon , to delete the review, or the pencil icon , to edit it.
If the Google account you are using to publish reviews on Google Play from your computer is also associated with an Android device, it will be useful to know that you can only write reviews of applications that you have previously downloaded on your smartphone or tablet.
Write a review on Google Maps
If you have visited a place and, now, you would like to write a review on Google Maps to let other users know about your experience, it will be useful to know that the procedure is simple and fast and that, in case of second thoughts, you can modify and delete the rating published at any time. Here’s how to proceed from smartphones, tablets and computers.
To publish a review of a hotel, restaurant, bar or place you’ve visited, you can take advantage of the Google Maps application available for Android and iOS. After downloading and starting the app in question, write the name of the place to be evaluated in the Search here field and tap on the result of your interest.
In the new screen that appears, press on the name of the place, select the Reviews tab and tap the stars icon to cast a rating from 1 ( 1 star ) to 5 ( 5 stars ). Then enter the review in the Share your experience in this place field , tap on the camera icon (if you also want to insert a photo) and press the Publish button to publish your review.
To view the complete list of your reviews, tap the ≡ button located at the top left, choose the item Your contributions and select the Reviews option . In the new screen that appears, tap on the three dots icon relating to the review of your interest and choose the Edit review option , to make a change, or the Delete review option , to delete it.
It will be useful to know that you can also leave a review using the browser installed on your device (eg Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS), by connecting to the main page of Google, writing the place of your interest in the search field and identifying, in the new page open, the Rate and Review section .
To publish a review of a place from your computer, first make sure you are logged in to your Google account, then connected to the main page of Google Maps, enter the place you want to review in the Search on Google Maps field (at the top of left) and click on the magnifying glass icon to start the search.
After identifying the place of your interest, look for the Review Summary section in the left sidebar and press the Write a review button . In the new screen displayed, write your review in the field Share your experience in this place , rate it by clicking on the star icon and, if you wish, click on the camera icon to attach a photo. Then click on the Publish button to publish the review and that’s it.
By clicking on the ≡ button (top left) and selecting the Your Contributions and Reviews options , you can view the list of reviews you have published on Google Maps. To delete or edit your rating, click on the three dots icon relating to the review of your interest and choose the Delete review option , to delete it, or the Edit review option , to make changes.
Even on a computer, you can leave a review on a place by connecting to the main Google page and typing its name in the search field. In the new open page, press the Write a review button in the box on the right, write your review and click the Publish button . Convenient, right?