what3words

4.1
36.4K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

what3words is an easy way to identify precise locations. Every 3m square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. Now you can find, share and navigate to precise locations using three simple words.

Use what3words to:
- Help emergency services know exactly where to find you
- Plan exact meet-up locations
- Tell car breakdown services where you are
- Navigate to any destination easily
- Save your favourite memorable spots – a viewpoint, waterfall or proposal location
- Save key locations, from incident reporting to delivery entrances
- Help people find your business or Airbnb
- Guide people to accessible entrances.

what3words addresses are accepted by over 80% of UK emergency services as well as the AA, and many UK delivery companies. Businesses and hotels display what3words on their contact pages, and booking confirmations – anywhere you would normally find location information.

Popular features:
- Find your current what3words address offline
- Compatible with navigation apps including Google Maps
- Save your favourite locations and categorise them into lists
- AutoSuggest prompts you with intelligent suggestions
- Available in 50 languages
- Navigate offline with compass mode
- Add a what3words address to a photo

If you experience any problems or have any questions, email us at support@what3words.com
Updated on
25 Jul 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.1
36.4K reviews
Henry Farkas
11 February 2022
This is an amazing app. I can designate a place in the app and then navigate to the place. It asks which app I want to use for navigation. I designate my Tesla app, and the location gets sent to my car. Since w3w works anywhere in the world, you can use it for finding underwater shipwrecks, places in the jungle, or any point of interest even if it doesn't have a street address.
332 people found this review helpful
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what3words
15 February 2022
Hi Henry, thanks for leaving us a 5 star review and sharing all the ways you're using our app! Sarah.
John Spitznagel
30 June 2021
Neat idea, but doesn't really do anything more than GPS. With smart phones, it's easy enough to send a GPS link. Just press and hold on Google maps and click share. GPS is also the standard for location pinpointing, and is easily transferable to other devices that aren't "smart." Look into Geocaching if you think you can't share an accurate location with a friend. In addition, most of the locations I picked do not have short words, making it even more cumbersome.
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A Google user
8 September 2019
I thought this was a great app and a valuable thing to have on my phone. However, over the past few days, despite my not having used it, I'm nearly constantly getting a pop-up that says "what3words keeps stopping". I've written the developer but have not received any response. I hate to uninstall this, but its popping up every minute or two, which is decimating my ability to use my phone for anything useful without interruption. I hope I hear and get remedy from the developers very, very soon.
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what3words
8 September 2019
We're really sorry to hear about this issue - we fixed a serious background crash in the 4.1.3 update - could you please uninstall the app fully and reinstall the latest version 4.1.3. Sorry again and please let us know if resolved.

What's new

You can now use the device to read aloud what3words addresses! If the selected language is supported by the device you can find 'Accessibility' in settings to turn this on.