Google Maps not only shows you where you're going, but will now show you where you've been

Google Maps not only shows you where you're going, but will now show you where you've been
Countless millions rely on Google Maps for turn-by-turn directions on their phone. These directions help navigate people to places where they want to go. But a new feature being added to the application, "Your Timeline," allows users to go back and re-visit routes they've taken on a particular day, month or even year.

The feature will work only if you've opted in to have your Google Maps Location History tracked. And keep in mind that only you will be able to see your specific timeline. If there's a part of a specific day where you'd rather not have a Google Maps route recorded for posterity, it can be edited or deleted entirely.

"Your Timeline" is available on both mobile and desktop versions of Google Maps. Since Google has already started rolling out the new feature, it might already appear on the Google Maps menu on your phone.


source: Forbes

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10 Comments

1. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah nice spying future.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

like they couldn't before....

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

let the map art begin!

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google once again proving they don't care about privacy.

5. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

It's visible only to you not to public. And if you are so concerned, you can turn off location sharing.

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Can you please go away again? Thanks in advance.

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The NSA knows where you have been. Now you can too! Yay, Google!

8. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Mxytit strikes again...

9. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Great that means that there is no longer a reason to worry about retracing your steps after getting hangover:D

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I have learned some thing reading this comment section today: 1. Some ppl dont know how to turn off location settings. 2. Some ppl dont like to read articles.

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