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Google Maps helps users remember where they’ve been with Your Timeline

In the event you have a need to retrace your footsteps from last night, last week, month or year, Google has you covered.

The search engine giant announced a new Google Maps feature called Your Timeline. It works by meticulously tracking and recording the places you go to with your smartphone. Any photos you’ve taken – whether you remember when or not – will show up on the day marked with the location on when they were taken.

Your Timeline could be useful for recalling a great restaurant or new art gallery or even a pub you stumbled upon during a night out on the town. In their own blog, Google says Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time.

They also say, Your Timeline is private and visible only to you; and you control the locations you choose to keep. This means you can easily delete a day or your full history at any time. You can edit any place that appears in Your Timeline, including removing a specific location or giving a frequented spot a private name like — Mom’s House or My Favorite Running Spot. This spot will then appear right in Google Maps when you’re logged in.

Your Timeline is available on Android and desktop for users who have opted to share their location history with Google.


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