Notification

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.

Manage your Maps activity

If you have Web & App Activity turned on, Google Maps saves activities to your account to give you more personalized experiences in all Google services. This includes things like:

  • Searching for things in Maps
  • Getting directions to or from a place
  • Viewing a place after selecting it
  • Sharing a Maps link to a place
  • Calling a place from Maps

View & delete items from your Maps activity

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Click Menu Menu and then Maps activity.
  4. To delete individual items: Next to the entries you want to delete, click Remove Remove.
  5. To delete a group of items: On the right, click Delete.
    • To delete today’s activity: Select Delete today.
    • To delete by date:
      1. Select Delete custom range.
      2. Choose the dates you want to delete, click Next.
      3. Click Delete to confirm.
    • To delete all your activity: Select Delete all time. Click Delete to confirm.

View & delete your Maps activity for a place

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Search for the place and click on it to show the place overview.
  4. In the left panel, click Your Maps activity.
  5. To delete activity related to that place, next to “Recent Maps activity,” click Delete.
    • To check all your Maps activity and Web & App Activity for other Google services, go to My Activity.

How your activity is deleted

When you choose to delete activity manually or activity is deleted automatically based on your auto-delete setting, we immediately start the process of removing it from the product and our systems.

First, we aim to immediately remove it from view and the data may no longer be used to personalize your Google experience.

We then begin a process designed to safely and completely delete the data from our storage systems.

Along with helping you delete data manually or automatically, Google may delete some types of activity sooner when it’s no longer useful to improve your experience.

For limited purposes, like business or legal requirements, Google may retain certain types of data for an extended period of time.

Deleting your Maps activity won’t affect things like:

  • Visits from your Location History
  • Other Web & App Activity, such as related searches or website clicks
  • Saved lists or labels you added
  • Reviews, photos, edits, or feedback reports you submitted
  • Other Maps data not associated with your account

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