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I'm making a simple map using QGIS 3.8.2 and data from OSM. The maps looks good, but I'd like to add a legend. It seems like there used to be an "add new legend" button in older versions of QGIS, but I can find nothing like that in 3.8.2. Is is still possible to add a legend without writing python code?

Addendum: Ok, after seeing ahmadhamb's answer I am very confused. His screen and menus look very different than mine. I am attaching a screenshot of what I have, with the opening screen in the background and the "About QGIS" screen in the foreground. Where do I get the QGIS that ahmadhamb has???

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  • @ahmadhanb answer refers to QGIS print composer. Open it by Project --> Layouts. If thats not what you are looking for, you can find the legend for your layers (once you added them) in the lower left corner within "layers" – MrXsquared Oct 4 '19 at 17:22
  • Ah! Okay, I see. I opened my QGIS project, then used Project --> New Print Layout to create an empty print layout. Then I used Add Item --> Add Map to place my map on the print layout, and now I see the screen that ahmadhadb showed, including the Add Legend button. Also, in the QGIS user guide online I find a section on "Laying out the maps" that explains this part of the software. Thanks guys for pointing me in the right direction! – mcrepeau Oct 4 '19 at 17:49
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Add legend is still there in QGIS 3.8.3 that I have. Open QGIS print composer via Project --> Layouts. You can add it from the Add item from the main menu bar or click on Add legend button from the left side toolbox.

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  • @MrXsquared Thank you very much. – ahmadhanb Oct 4 '19 at 19:28

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