Today, Google Maps has got a very important update bringing a new feature that will help you to see your location history for any day. This Google Maps Timeline View update has been released for the Android and desktop version of Google Maps. You can download the updated app from Google Play Store with the new app version 9.12. Before going further into the details, the most important part- it’s private.
Another notable addition in this Google Maps update is the Google Photos integration. If you are using the new Google Photos application, Google Maps will show you the places you visited along with the pictures taken there and time.
This new Google Maps Timeline view could be easily accessed using the slide-out menu on the left. This feature will help the users to track their location history easily with date being shown at the top of your Google Maps Timeline. You can click the date to enlarge the calendar.
Take a look at this animation released by Google:
Another handy addition in the features list is the ability to add custom names to any particular location. Just tap on the location you want to rename that will open up a place card. Click the three vertical dots (overflow menu) and hit “edit name.” Enter the desired name and click “save.”
This Google Maps Timeline works as long as you are allowing Google to track your location history. To turn off this feature, read this Google blog post to manage your settings.
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