Salesforce Google Maps feature Spring ’15 release

Why are there suddenly maps in my Organization and Contact records (and how do I get rid of them)?

One of the features I’m most excited about in the Salesforce Spring ‘15 release is the the automatically enabled Google maps feature. Previously, getting a map to display in your Salesforce records was a time-consuming and confusing affair. After the Spring ‘15 release, it’s showing up automatically.

What: Google maps are displayed in Contact and Organization/Account records when a valid address (street, city, state, zip code) is entered into one of the standard Salesforce address fields.

Where: Underneath the address field on Contact and Organization records


When you click on the map, Google maps will open in a new window.

What if I hate this? Well, we obviously won’t have anything to talk about next time I run into you at happy hour, but Salesforce has made it pretty easy to disable this feature.

Navigate to

Setup > Customize > Maps and Locations > Settings

Click edit and uncheck the checkbox to enable/disable

For more information, check out the Salesforce release notes on this feature.