Google Maps Timeline

You can view and manage your Location History information through Google Maps Timeline, which is available to both mobile and desktop users. In Timeline, you can edit specific entries from your Location History, delete information from ranges in time or delete all of your Location History data. Your Timeline is private, so only you can see it.

If you have other 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 & App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos, depending on your camera app settings.

Note: Timeline is not currently available in South Korea. You can turn on or pause Location History from within your Activity Controls and can delete your Location History data here.

See your travels

You can see how far you travelled and the way you travelled from place to place, like walking, biking, driving, or public transportation. Whether Timeline measures distances in miles or kilometers is based on your country.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Sign in with the same Google Account you use on your mobile device.
  3. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  4. Click Timeline Timeline.
  5. To see another date, at the top, choose a day, month, and year.

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

See your home and work on Timeline

If you've saved your home and work addresses, they'll 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.

Edit Timeline

If a place is wrong on Timeline, you can edit the location and when you were there. To do this, turn on Web & App Activity:

  1. On your computer, go to Timeline.
  2. Find the place you want to change on Timeline and click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Choose the correct place or search for a place in the search box.
  4. To edit when you were there, click the time.

Note: If Web & App Activity is turned off, you won’t be able to edit locations or activities on Timeline, but you can delete a day or your entire Location History. 

See Google Photos in Timeline

You can choose to link your Google Photos account with Timeline. If you do this, photos show up on Timeline when they're uploaded to Google Photos. To control whether your Google Photos appear in Timeline, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Timeline Timeline.
  3. Click Settings Settings and then Timeline settings.
    • To show photos on your timeline, turn "Google Photos" on.
    • To stop photos from showing up on your timeline, turn "Google Photos" off.
  4. Click Save.

Note: You can remove photos from your timeline, but this will not result in them or their metadata being deleted from Google Photos. 

Remove photos

Photos show up on Timeline when they're uploaded to Google Photos. You can delete photos from Timeline, but they won't be deleted from Google Photos.

  1. On your computer, go to Timeline.
  2. In the top right of the photo, click the check mark for each photo you want to delete.
  3. Choose Remove photo.

Delete a day

Important: When you delete information from Timeline, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to see 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 computer, go to Timeline.
  2. Click on the day you want to delete.
  3. In the panel on the left, go to the top right and click Delete Delete.
  4. Choose Delete day.

Delete Location History

You can delete all or part of your Location History.

Important: When you delete information from Timeline, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to see 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.

To delete Location History, follow the steps below.

  1. On your computer, go to Timeline.
  2. In the bottom right, click Delete Delete. You can also click Settings Settings​ and then Delete all location history.
  3. Click Delete location history.

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, follow the steps below:

  1. On your computer, go to Timeline.
  2. Click Settings Settings and then Enable Location History or Pause Location History.

Learn more about how to manage your Location History.

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