Updated: Feb 20, 2020
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Could Dr. Seuss have imagined Google as a travel companion?
In essence, where you go – Google goes. It’s as simple as that, and concrete evidence of Google’s tracking power must be the Google Maps Timeline review. For many, this feature will feel intrusive, perhaps an invasion of privacy, but in today’s high tech, smartphone connected world we often hand over our personal data without much thought. Evidence in point, your timeline review. With a simple click, your life log instantly appears, providing insights and pictures of all the places you visited in 2018. The power of the GOOG!
Pushing privacy concerns aside, the Timeline Review can be a fun and informative walk down memory lane. Ready to gain insights on your 2018 travels?
How to view your 2018 Google Maps Timeline:
Google Maps Timeline is available for both mobile and desktop users. Of course, you must have a Google account in order to take advantage of this functionality. To discover how far you travelled:
Open Google Maps
Sign in with the same Google Account that you use on your mobile device
Click Timeline – as an added feature, adjust your Timeline settings to request regular highlight updates by email
Choose your date … and let the reminiscing begin!
Unsure if you have configured Google Timeline?
Open Chrome Browser
Login to your Google Account
Go to Maps
Not impressed? Seeking to gain back your privacy?
Visit this link to learn more about managing your Location history.
Manage Your Location History
Turn Location History on or off
Delete Location History