Ever wanted to know where you’ve been but can’t remember? Google knows! Not only does Google track your location at any point in time, but a new timeline feature in version 9.2 of the Maps app allows a user to browse exactly where they’ve been over a period of time.
There’s a new section in Maps called “Your Timeline” that will provide a detailed history of where you’ve been. It’s pretty much the same thing as Google’s Location history page but provides a vast amount more data and context to show your location history. You’ll be able to see the places you’ve been, the times you’ve been there, and even how you travelled between points. What’s pretty cool is that any photos taken at that location will also appear there, assuming you’re using Google Photos.
If you notice any mistakes or inaccuracies in the data it has collected, since Google sometimes estimates this location data, then you are able to edit certain points to amend that.
Under another section “Your Places” they’ll be a list of “Places You’ve Been” that will list exactly that; you can even edit the names of these places to something better known to you, like Home perhaps or even a local childhood park you had a nickname for.
You can wait for the Maps update to hit the Google Play Store, or grab the APK and sideload it using the link. For a full teardown and detailed analysis of the update, head over to the source.