Google’s Timeline feature isn’t new and has been around for quite a while now, but for iOS users who have been hoping to see native support for the feature on their devices will be pleased to learn that Google has updated Google Maps where the app will now be able to display the feature within the app itself.

Prior to this, iOS users who wanted to see their Google Maps Timeline had to log into their account via the web and access it from there, which meant that it wasn’t exactly the most convenient feature around. However with this update it will be as easy as swiping right from the Google Maps app to pull up the menu and accessing the feature.

For those unfamiliar, Timeline is a Google Maps feature that basically tracks your movements ad shows you where you’ve been. While we suppose it is a bit creepy and a bit invasive, note that the feature can always be disabled. However Google touts the feature as more of a memory tool where you can use it to find out where you were last week, the name of the restaurant you were at, and so on.

Whether or not you agree with that assessment is up to you, but in any case the update and feature should already be live, so update your Google Maps app if you want to check it out.

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