Migration overview

The Places API (New) provides improved performance and a new pricing model, making it worthwhile to update apps that use Places API. For more details on comparing features, see Choose your API.

Use this guide to understand key differences in Places API (New) compared to Places API, along with how to handle necessary changes.

Enable Places API (New)

To use the features of Places API (New), you must first enable Places API (New) in your Google Cloud project. For more information, see Set up your Google Cloud project.

You then must ensure that you have added Places API (New) to the API key used by your app. For more information, see Use API Keys.

General changes

Some general changes that apply to multiple APIs include:

API-specific changes

This section includes the following migration guides for each API: