How to get Google Places API key?

1. Go to your Google Console dashboard. If you new user agree Google terms:

2. Select your existing project or create new:

3. Wait for creation and then click ‘ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES‘:

4. Type ‘Places API‘ in the search area, select the first result ‘Places API‘ and click ‘ENABLE‘ button

5. After enable the Places API, click ‘Navigation menu‘, select ‘APIs & Services‘ and ‘Credentials‘:

6. On Credentials page click ‘+ CREATE CREDENTIALS‘ and select ‘API key‘:

7. After creation of API key you need to copy & paste it to the plugin’s settings (please do not restrict the key, the plugin can’t work with a restricted API key, it’s a limitation of Google):

8. Now, you need to enable Google Billing. It’s mandatory step to use the API key. Don’t worry, Google is currently giving $200 free credit a month and it should be enough to use the plugin for connecting several Google places without additional fees except this free $200 credits. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/project/_/billing/enable, select your recent created project and click ‘CREATE BILLING ACCOUNT‘:

9. Agree Google terms, fill your contact information and start using your Google API key with the plugin.