In the coming months, the Location History setting name will change to Timeline. If Location History is turned on for your account, you may find Timeline in your app and account settings.

Measure distance between points

You can measure the distance between 2 or more points on the map. For example, you can measure the mileage in a straight line between 2 cities.

Important: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you can’t measure the distance between points. If there’s a lightning bolt at the bottom, you’re in Lite mode. Learn more about other versions of Google Maps.

To measure the distance between two points: 

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps
  2. Right-click on your starting point.
  3. Select Measure distance.
  4. To create a path to measure, click anywhere on the map. To add another point, click anywhere on the map.
    • At the bottom, you can find the total distance in miles (mi) and kilometers (km).
    • Tip: To move a point or path, click and drag it. To remove a point, click it.
  5. When finished, on the card at the bottom, click Close Close.

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