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View or edit your timeline

Your timeline in Google Maps helps you find the places you've been and the routes you've traveled. Your timeline is private, so only you can see it.

Note: You can see your timeline on Google Maps for Android version 9.12 and up.

Make your timeline

To make your timeline, you'll need to turn on your Location and Location History. Google uses your location, search, and browsing info to make your timeline.

Note: When you turn on Location History, Google remembers your location on all devices where you’re signed in. When you turn on location services, your phone or tablet shares its location with the apps you use.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings.
  4. Make sure you see “Location is on.” If you don’t, tap Location is off and then OK.
  5. Make sure you see “Location History is on.” If you don’t, tap Location History is off and then turn on Location History.

See where you've been

You can see how far you travelled and the way you travelled from place to place, like walking, biking, driving, or public transportation.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline
  3. To see another day or month, tap Show calendar Show calendar and then swipe left or right and tap a day.

Tip: To see places that you've visited recently, tap Menu Menu and then Your places and then Visited.

Edit your timeline

Change the places you visited

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Find the wrong place on your timeline and tap it.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. From the bottom, tap the correct place. Or scroll to the bottom and tap Search for a place.
  6. To edit when you were there, tap the time.

Switch between miles and kilometers

To change how your timeline measures distance, tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Distance units. Then choose Automatic, Kilometers, or Miles.

Delete a day

Important: When you delete location info, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to see it again.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar and then pick the day you want to delete.
  4. Tap More More and then Delete day.

Delete location history

Important: When you delete location info, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to see it again.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings.
  4. Scroll to "Location settings."
    1. Delete some of your history: Tap Delete Location History range.  
    2. Delete everything: Tap Delete all Location History.

Improve your timeline

You can improve your timeline by turning on Web & App Activity, adding photos and confirming your location.

Share your search and browsing activity with Google

Google saves searches and browsing activity in your Web & App Activity when it's turned on and you're signed in to your Google Account. This information makes your timeline more accurate.

If Web & App Activity is turned on, you can edit places from your timeline, search for places you've named, and see when you last visited a place.

Turn on Web & App Activity

To turn on Web & App Activity, follow the steps below.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings.
  4. Under "App history," choose Web & App Activity is off.
See Google Photos on your timeline

You can choose whether to show photos on your timeline. Photos show up on your timeline when they're uploaded to Google Photos.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings .
  4. Under "Your timeline" find "Google Photos."
    • To show photos on your timeline, make sure the switch is on.
    • To stop photos from showing up on your timeline, make sure the switch is off.

Note: You can remove photos from your timeline, but they won't be deleted from Google Photos.

Confirm your location and see places near you

Note: This feature is only available for Local Guides Level 2-5. Learn how to become a Local Guide.
Tell Google Maps where you are so you can quickly find local businesses and places of interest. You'll also see places near you, how many times you've been to the area, and how you got there.
 
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap on the blue dot and then See places near you.
  3. Scroll through the list of places and choose your current location. 
  4. On the next screen, under “Are you here now,” tap Yes.
  5. Tap See last visit in your timeline to look at all the places you've been and the times you were there.

Tips and tricks

See the last time you visited a place

You can see the last time you visited a place from its info card. Here's how:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Select a place from your timeline.
  4. Tap Details.
  5. At the bottom, tap the place's name or address.
  6. Scroll down until you see "You visited X ago."

Note: You'll only see this info if the place is already in your timeline.

See your home and work on your timeline

If you've saved your home and work addresses, they'll show up on your timeline.

Learn how to set your home and work addresses.

Fine-tune your location settings

You can improve the quality of your timeline by making sure your location settings are optimized.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Your timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More More and then Settings.
  4. Under "Location settings," choose Improve location accuracy.
  5. Tap Yes.

Note: You'll only see the option to improve your location accuracy if you have "Battery saving" or "Device only" mode. To check your location mode, open the Settings app on your phone or tablet, then tap Location.

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