Wouldn’t it be terrific to have an easy way to look back at all of the places you have been? It can be fun to reminisce, laugh, or just remember those sights and places. As of yesterday, July 21, Google announced a new feature rolling out to Google Maps app users that will help them view all of the places they have visited. The new feature is called Your Timeline and it will display every place you have been for a specific day, month, or year.
If you are a Google Photos user you will have even more fun remembering those places with the photos taken on that particular day displayed for you. Your Timeline on Google Maps will be private, so you do not have to worry about everyone seeing where you have been. You can also adjust the locations on Your Timeline by removing those you do not want in your history or by renaming locations you visit often.
This feature is currently available to desktop and Android users. If you visit and log into the Google Maps Timeline website, you can see the new feature in action. There are dates, small maps, and even a nice graph displaying your travel. You can also select any of the locations for a larger map view.
Hopefully Your Timeline will look just as nice, neat, and organized on the app as it does on the website. This will be a good addition to the Google Maps app and the fact that the feature is for your eyes only should help those with privacy concerns. There are no specific dates for the rollout timeframe, so just keep checking your app and AppAdvice for updates.
Google Maps is universal and available for free with no in-app purchases on the App Store.
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