How to create a Google Maps API key?

Google Maps API requires a key in order to have access to its service. There are different places where this key is needed and the most important part is to generate it the right way. There’s a simple way to do that. 

In order to get generate a Google Maps API Key correctly, please follow the steps below:

1. Access the Google Maps Console
2. Choose Create a project and click Continue. On the new screen, name your project and preferred restrictions for your API key. If you don’t want to add restrictions, you can set this option to None.


3. On the Dashboard, click Enable APIS and Services.

4. Then search and enable for the following API service — Maps Javascript API.

5. Back on your project dashboard click the Credentials tab. Click Create Credentials and choose API Key.

6. Enable billing on the Google Cloud Project by going here.

To learn more about this feature, read the documentation provided by Google.

Updated on November 3, 2021

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