Does it make a difference where I save places?

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Those are the three "core" lists that Google Maps supplies and I guess that theoretically they have different purposes.

The main difference is about the options available for each list, for example, the Favorites can't be hidden from your map, and the Starred places can't be shared.

The available options:

  • Favorites:
    ❌ Hide
    ✅ Share
  • Want to go
    ✅ Hide
    ✅ Share

  • Starred places
    ✅ Hide
    ❌ Share

The edit options is of course available for all lists, and the delete options is available only for user-created lists.

So it makes a difference where you save it only if the available options make difference to you for different scenarios.

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    I just tried and I actually could hide the favorites list on my map. Jan 4, 2019 at 0:47
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    Maybe that's new, I'll have a look Jan 4, 2019 at 7:09
  • There is a new one called Travel Plans. What's this one for?
    – Saad Malik
    Mar 8, 2022 at 11:18
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    @SaadMalik I'm also wandering what Travel Plans is for
    – 23tux
    Mar 22, 2022 at 8:24
  • 2023 Update - You can now Hide any of the lists. Starred is still Private and cannot be shared. So as far as I can tell, Favorites and Want to Go are simply normal lists that cannot be deleted, whereas Starred is a "personal" list. Nov 9, 2023 at 12:22

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