Google Maps Now Lets Retrace Every Move You Ever Make

Creepy or brilliant tool for people traveling the world?


So a lot of us use Google Maps to navigate around the world and the cities or countries we live in. Google uses all the data it collects via our smartphones to track our every move. While many find that scary and some don't even know the practice happens the good news is that Google are opening it up today. Sort of...

Google are now giving us a timeline to trace every move we make if you choose. Handy for finding places you've been or remembering your holidays but also a start reminder of how much tech companies now know about us

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As Google say themselves...

"Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you’ve been -- whether it’s a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago? Well, starting today, Google Maps can help. We’re gradually rolling out Your Timeline, a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year. Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time. And if you use Google Photos, we’ll show the photos you took when viewing a specific day, to help resurface your memories."

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.