Creating a Bing Maps Account


Bing Maps for Enterprise service retirement

Bing Maps for Enterprise is deprecated and will be retired. Free (Basic) account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30th, 2025. Enterprise account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30th, 2028. To avoid service disruptions, all implementations using Bing Maps for Enterprise REST APIs and SDKs will need to be updated to use Azure Maps by the retirement date that applies to your Bing Maps for Enterprise account type.

Azure Maps is Microsoft's next-generation maps and geospatial services for developers. Azure Maps has many of the same features as Bing Maps for Enterprise, and more. To get started with Azure Maps, create a free Azure subscription and an Azure Maps account. For more information about azure Maps, see Azure Maps Documentation. For migration guidance, see Bing Maps Migration Overview.

Follow these steps to create a Bing Maps account.

  1. Go to the Bing Maps Dev Center at

  2. Sign in using the Microsoft account you want to use for Bing Maps or create a new account.


    If you need to change the Microsoft account that you use to login to the Bing Maps Dev Center, see Updating Your Bing Maps Account.

  3. After you sign in, provide the following information:

    • Account name Required. A friendly name that you and Microsoft can use to identify your account.

    • Contact name The name of the account owner or someone that can be contacted when questions about this account arise using the email address you provide.

    • Company name The name of the company using this account.

    • Email address Required. A contact email address for this account. Make sure this email address is monitored and kept current so that Microsoft can contact you if needed, and so you can receive important announcements. This address can be the Microsoft account you used to login to the Bing Maps Dev Center. Once your account is created, you can add additional contact names and email addresses. See Additional Contacts below for more information.

    • Phone number A contact phone number for this this account.

    • Bing Maps Platform APIs’ Terms of Use Required. Review the terms of use and select the check the box to accept them.

  4. After you enter the required information and click Create, your account details display.

    Now that you have created a Bing Maps account, see Getting a Bing Maps Key to learn how to get Bing Maps Keys to use with the Bing Maps APIs.


You can update your Bing Maps account information and add additional contacts at any time by clicking Update or view account details.

Additional Contacts

To add an additional contact, click Add/Delete Additional Contacts and provide a Contact name and Email address.


It is highly recommended that you add an email alias for your team so that important service announces have a better chance of making it to the right people, even if people where to leave and new people join the team.