Agents can submit edits of portals to be evaluated via Operation Portal Recon. They can also submit portal removals to Niantic.

Note: Currently, this functionality is not available in Ingress Prime. The description below explains portal editing as available in Scanner [REDACTED]. Niantic plans to migrate this functionality to Ingress Prime prior to retiring Scanner [REDACTED].

Editing Existing Portals

To edit an existing portal, tap the portal to bring up its information card, then tap the photo of the portal. From there you can suggest a new photo for the portal, or edit its title, description, or location.

Suggesting a new photo

  1. Tap the camera icon and select to take a photo with the camera or choose an existing photo in your gallery.
  2. The new photo will be displayed. Tap “Send” to confirm.
  3. Wait for an email from Niantic. If they accept the photo, you get 500 AP.

Editing a portal’s title, description or location

  1. Tap the “Edit” button.
  2. Select the property you want to edit.
  3. Provide an updated name, description or location.
  4. Tap “Send.”
  5. Wait for an email from Niantic. No AP is awarded for title, description or location edits.

Reporting Invalid Portals

  1. Read the candidate portal criteria to confirm that the portal in question does not meet Niantic’s guidelines.
  2. Tap the portal to bring up its detail view.
  3. Tap the photo of the portal.
  4. Tap the “Edit” button.
  5. Tap “Report Invalid Portal.”
  6. Select the radio button that best describes the reason why the portal is invalid.
  7. Tap “Send.”
  8. Wait for an email from Niantic. No AP is awarded for removing invalid portals.

Some notes about reporting invalid portals:

  • Don’t report a portal as invalid simply because an enemy agent favors it. Trying to get valid portals removed is not cool.
  • If a portal exists but is incorrectly placed, don’t report it as invalid. Edit its location instead.
  • Niantic has clarified that portals on military bases are acceptable, even if the general public is not permitted access to them. However, some military bases have started demanding that Niantic remove portals on their grounds, due to concerns that agents will attempt to gain unauthorized access to the base. Don’t be the idiot that gets hauled off to prison (or SHOT) because you tried to get into a military base without authorization!