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Google Maps Timeline

Manage your Timeline

Google Maps Timeline shows an estimate of places that you may have been and routes that you may have taken based on your Location History. You can edit your Timeline anytime and delete your Location History in Timeline. Your Timeline is private, so only you can find it. Timeline available on mobile and computer.

If you have settings like Web & App Activity turned on and you pause Location History or delete location data from Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google Sites, apps, and services. For example, location data may be saved as part of activity on Search and Google Maps when your Web and App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos, depending on your camera app settings.

Important: You can find Timeline on the Google Maps app version 9.12 and up. If your Google Maps app is older, go to maps.google.com/timeline on your computer or mobile browser to use Timeline.

Create Timeline

When you turn on Location History, your Timeline shows the places that you go with the devices where you’re signed in to your Google Account with Location History turned on. Learn more about Location History.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2.  Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More Moreand then Settings and privacy.
  4. Under “Location settings,” check that it says “Location is on.” If it doesn’t, tap Location is off and turn on Location.
  5. Under “Location settings,” check that it says “Location History is on.” If it doesn’t, tap Location History is off and turn on Location History.

Find your travels

When Location History is on, Timeline shows where and how you traveled, like walking, biking, driving, or on public transport. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2.  Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. To find another day or month, at the top, tap Today. Swipe left or right on the calendar and tap a day.
Tip: You can switch between the tabs at the top of the screen, such as Places, Cities, or World, and find insights about places you visited.

Turn on or pause Location History

When you turn on Location History, Google records your location data and places in your Google Account, even when you're not using Google Maps. To turn on or pause your Location History:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More Moreand then Settings and privacy.
  4. Tap Location History is off or Location History is on.
  5. Turn Location History on or off.

Learn more about how to manage or delete your Location History.

Edit Timeline

Change the places that you visited & activities that you've done

If a place is wrong on Timeline, you can edit the location and when you were there. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Find the wrong place on your timeline and tap it.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. At the bottom, tap the correct place or activity in the suggestions. To search for a place, scroll to the bottom and tap Search.
  6. To edit when you were there, tap the time.
Tip: If Web & App Activity is turned off, you can’t edit locations or activities on Timeline, but you can delete a day or your entire Location History.
Switch between miles & kilometers

To change how Timeline measures distance:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings and then Distance units.
  3. Choose Automatic, Kilometers, or Miles.
Delete a day
Important: When you delete information from Timeline, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to find your Location History information on Timeline again. If you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on and you delete Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google Sites, apps, and services. For example, location data may be saved as part of activity on Search and Maps when your Web & App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos depending on your camera app settings.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. At the top, tap Today. Swipe left or right on the calendar and tap the day you want to delete.
  4. Tap More More and then Delete day.
Delete Location History
Important: When you delete information from Timeline, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to find your Location History information on Timeline again. If you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on and you delete Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google Sites, apps, and services. For example, location data may be saved as part of activity on Search and Maps when your Web & App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos depending on your camera app settings.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2.  Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings and privacy.
  4. Scroll to “Location settings.”
    • To delete some of your history, tap Delete Location History range.
    • To delete everything, tap Delete all Location History.

Learn more about how to manage or delete your Location History.

Automatically delete your Location History

You can automatically delete Location History that’s older than 3 months, 18 months, or 36 months.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. At the top right, tap More Moreand then Settings and Privacy.
  4. Scroll to “Location settings.”
  5. Tap Automatically delete Location History.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Improve the accuracy of Timeline

Occasionally, you may find mistakes on Timeline. For example, when you're in dense urban areas, Timeline may show that you visited one restaurant when in fact you dined at another nearby. You can help us improve the accuracy of Timeline to limit mistakes by doing the following: 

  • Turn on Web & App Activity: If you've previously turned on Web & App Activity, Timeline uses information from your use of other Google products during the time it was on. For example, if you searched for a local restaurant, Timeline considers that information when determining whether you visited that restaurant or the one next door.
  • Confirm where you’ve been: You can manually confirm the places that you've been by recording them directly on Timeline.
Save your search & browsing activity with Google

When you turn on Web & App Activity and sign in to your Google Account, Google saves searches and browsing activity, including related information like location. This information improves Google’s understanding of where you may have traveled, which makes Timeline more accurate.

Turn on Web & App Activity

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app  Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap  More More and then Settings and privacy.
  4. Under “App history,” choose Web & App Activity is off.
  5. Turn on Web & App Activity.
Tip: If Web & App Activity is turned off, you can’t edit locations or activities on Timeline, but you can delete a day or your entire Location History.
Confirm current locations in Timeline & find places near you

You can confirm your location in Google Maps in real time, even if you don’t have Location History turned on. When you confirm your location, it can help you remember how many times you've been to the area and how you got there.

Locations that you confirm are visible in Timeline. You can delete locations individually or when you delete your Location History. Learn more about how to manage your Location History.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app  Maps.
  2. Tap on the blue dot and then See nearby places.
  3. Scroll left or right through the list of places and choose your current location. 
  4. Under “Are you here now?,” tap Yes.
  5. Tap View in Timeline to find the places that you've been and the times that you were there.

You can also confirm your location in real time from Google Chrome or the Google app: 

  1. In Chrome or the Google app, open Google Maps.
  2. Search for your current location. 
  3. Tap More about [this place].
  4. Under “Are you here now?,” tap Yes

Tips & tricks

Find the last time that you visited a place

If your visit to a place is in Timeline, you can find the last time that you visited in Google Maps. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2.  Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Select a place from Timeline.
  4. Tap Details.
  5. Scroll until you find Timeline Timeline. Next to this icon, you can find information about the last time you visited.
Tip: You can only find this info if the place is already in your Timeline.
Find your home & work on Timeline

If you've saved your home and work addresses to Google, they show up on Timeline. In addition to Timeline, this information may also be used in other Google products and services.

Learn how to set your home and work addresses.

Find Google Photos in Timeline

You can view your Google Photos in Timeline. To control if your Google Photos show up in Timeline or not:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps .
  2.  Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings and Privacy.
  4. Under “Your Timeline,” find “Google Photos.”
    • To stop photos from showing up on Timeline, turn off Google Photos
    • To show photos on Timeline, turn on Google Photos.
Tip: You can remove photos from Timeline, but the photos and their metadata won’t be deleted from Google Photos. 
Remember movies you've watched in theaters

You can find the movies that you've watched in theaters in your Timeline. Google can use public showtimes to suggest which movies you might've been to based on when you were present at the theater. This information is visible only to you and can be edited and deleted at any time.

Movies are part of the Timeline experience that reflects places that you've been. Learn how to manage your Location History.

Find info about movies you've watched

After you watch a movie at the theater, it may be available in your Timeline. You can also watch the trailer and read the synopsis in your Timeline.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Find the day you visited the movie theater.
  4. Under “Your movie,” tap the movie you watched.

Remove a movie from your Timeline

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Find the day you visited the movie theater.
  4. Under “Your movie,” tap the movie you want to remove.
  5. In the upper-right, tap More More and then Remove movie and then Remove.

Change a movie in your Timeline

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. Find the day you visited the movie theater.
  4. Under “Your movie,” tap the movie you want to change.
  5. In the upper-right, tap More More and then Change movie and then Tap a movie from the list.

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