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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

How: AUTOMATICALLY!

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. 

About 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

How: AUTOMATICALLY!

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.