Google recently introduced a new tool for its Google Maps called Timeline, that will show you all the places you have ever been to. It sounds pretty scary, but if you would like to have a record of your past holidays, or have been desperately trying to find that restaurant you stumbled upon last year, it could come in handy.
Currently being gradually rolled out to Android devices and the web, Timeline will let you “visualise your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time”. It also has Google Photos integration, so you can see the pictures you’ve taken at a specific location.
Google says that your Timeline is private and is only visible to you, but if you think that it’s too creepy to have Google “stalk” your every move, you can easily turn it off by disabling Location History using Google’s “My Account” tool. If you do not wish to take such drastic measure to turn it off entirely, you can delete your location or your full history anytime you want. You can also pick to edit the name of the places you visit like “Work”, “Mum’s House” and such.
The feature can be found on Google Maps for the web and Android devices, but if you don’t see it yet, just wait for a while longer. Are you comfortable with Google tracking your every move or do you think that this is a neat little feature to keep your things organised?