Google Your Timeline: A Tool to view the places you visited in the Past

If you are interested in knowing your location history in a timeline, Google has an interesting tool to offer. Google’s Your Timeline has all information of your whereabouts archived in a single place. The application is not just limited to showing location data, but also replete with some genuinely useful capabilities.

Google’s Your Timeline app

Your Timeline basically offers a simple way to easily recall the places you’ve been – whether it’s a famous tourist spot you visited during your last vacation or a frequented bar where you had your drink few months ago? Your Timeline can help! It allows you to visualize your trips taken in the past and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time along with favorite pics if you used Google Photos, to help resurface your memories.

The good part is Your Timeline is private and visible only to you, and you control the locations you choose to keep. This means you can easily delete your full history at any time. You can edit any place that appears in Your Timeline, including removing a specific location. This spot will then appear right in Google Maps when you’re logged in.

Google Your Timeline

If you have this setting enabled, you can discover the places you’ve been and the routes you’ve traveled in your timeline. You can add a place. To do so, simply hit the ‘Add a Place’ button and enter a place name or address.

Add a place

Next, save the location.

Now, if you would like to know the place details, simply click the three dots adjacent to place name and select the option ‘place details’.

If, for some reasons you wouldn’t like to divulge details about your local travel to anyone, it’s better to have it deleted. For this, choose the ‘Settings’ icon adjacent to the ‘Map Satellite’ description and from the list of options displayed, hit ‘Delete all location History’.


Visit your Timeline page on Google Maps to view the places you visited in the Past.

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