Google Search App Bug – Adding a Photo

I was at the airport last week leaving for Pubcon and tried to add an image from the restaurant I was eating at, but I couldn’t do it.

I Tweeted about the bug to Google My Business, who asked me to send them a DM with all the details, so I did.

They asked me for full details, and I explained over DM along with these screenshots below that if I use the desktop search bar from my Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, using either text or voice to search for a place like this –

Then I tap the “Images” tab –

Then I try to “Add a photo” –

That’s where the bug incorrectly opens up “Maps” –

That is not what’s supposed to happen

Instead of opening my phones image folders for me to browse and add a photo, it opens up Google Maps to do a search for directions.

It’s supposed to open the image folders

This bug ONLY affects the mobile floating search bar, and if instead I use my mobile version of Chrome to go first to Googles home page, then I perform the search from there, everything works as expected, and this is what I see.

Who’s Bug is This Really?

At that point I was basically told “Not my department” and given another way to report the bug –


I’m fully confused as to how this could be considered a “Search Bug” but I went to the link she provided, then to the “Android” tab and followed these directions to report the bug as an Android Google App bug.

Here’s a Video of the Bug

Did Reporting it Work?

I really don’t know, since I got no confirmation email, but only time will tell. I guess we’ll eventually see if it did, and in the meantime, I’ll just remember this little glitch.

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  • The only thing you can do is you can check regularly if your bug report is fixed or not. As they never reply on the same day. It will take time to fix the bug you received. So we can just wait and watch.

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