what3words

4.1
40.5K reviews
10M+
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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
21 Nov 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
40.5K reviews
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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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.
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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.
A Google user
11 October 2018
Once you figure out how to use the app it is truly amazing! The idea of a grid system is almost magical and it works better than anything I have seen so far. There are two things that I would like to see changed: 1. Measurement in miles vs kilometers at least for North America 2. The ability to sort the saved locations by title. Even just having them in alphabetical order or being able to slide them into the position you want them to hold on the list would be a real time saver, especially when you are on the road. Finally, I look forward to great things from the minds of those who designed both the scheme and the app. Thank you very much.
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What's new

- We've now added language support for Lao and Khmer
- Now when you go to Navigate and select Compass - you will be able to use the new and improved compass mode! Check it out and let us know what you think...