gmaps_your_timelineThanks to GPS and geotagging and the way photos are organized these days, it’s easy to remember where you’ve been in the past year or couple of years, assuming of course you’ve taken photos along the way, but what if you haven’t? What if you’re trying to chart out every single destination that you’ve been to in the past few years?

If you want to do that, maybe just for memory sakes, you might be interested to learn that Google can help you with that. Google Maps has recently announced a new feature called Your Timeline. According to Google, “Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time.”

It’s actually a pretty nifty feature, and according to Google, if you have taken photos and use Google Photos, they will also be able to show you photos associated with those locations. Now we admit as cool as it sounds, some might be a bit worried about privacy and the fact that Google knows where we’ve been.

However Google points out on their blog that Your Timeline is a private feature designed to be for your eyes only. This means that no one else except you can see it. You will also be able to edit and remove locations that you might have been to, or rename certain locations so that should anyone actually see it, they won’t know its address.

As it stands, Your Timeline is only available on the desktop and Android version of Google Maps, so if you’d like to check it out, fire up the desktop or Android app.

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