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How to check your Google Maps timeline and see every place you’ve traveled

Your Google Maps timeline shows all the countries, cities, and attractions you've visited. You can find it in the mobile app and on the website. ...
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Google Maps can keep a timeline of all your travels.

  • Your Google Maps timeline shows all the countries, cities, and attractions you've visited.
  • You can see your timeline in the Google Maps mobile app and on the website.
  • You'll need to make sure you have Location History enabled on your Google account for the timeline to work.
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Nearly every major app tracks your location in some way. And while most try to keep this a secret (and won't even tell you why they need it), Google Maps is pretty public when it comes to using your location.

But Google Maps doesn't just use it to give you directions and show your current location. If you have it enabled, you can also create a Google Maps timeline, which lets you see where you traveled on a specific day, any attractions or restaurants you've visited, towns you've been to, and countries that you've traveled in.

Here's how to check your Google Maps timeline — and how to enable Location History so you can make a timeline in the first place.

How to see your Google Maps timeline in the mobile app

1. Open Google Maps on your iPhone or Android, and tap your profile picture in the top-right corner.

2. Tap Your timeline.

The quick settings menu in the Google Maps app. The "Your timeline" option is highlighted.
You can find your timeline in this menu.

The screen will change, and a large menu will appear with a variety of options at the top. They'll be a bit different depending on whether you're using an iPhone or Android.

On both devices, you'll see:

  • Day: Here, you can see all the places you've visited in a single day. It'll also show you how you got there (via subway, car, etc.) and how long you spent at each location.
A Google Maps Timeline, showing where a user traveled on a specific day.
You'll see a full map of everywhere you went on that specific day.

  • Places: This shows the different restaurants, attractions, shops, hotels, and more you've visited. They'll be sorted into different categories, which you can tap to see a full list.
  • Cities: You'll get a list of all the towns and cities you've visited, and when you visited them. Tap a city name to see where you went in that city and how often.
A list of cities that a Google Maps user has visited.
You'll also see how many places you've visited in that town or city.

  • World: A list of all the countries you've traveled to. Tap a country in the list to see which cities you've gone to.

If you're using an Android, you'll also see Trips and Insights. Trips shows (as the name suggests) the vacations and getaways you've taken. Insights tracks how much time you've spent walking, driving, and taking public transit every month, along with how far you've traveled and what you spent your time doing.

The "Insights" menu in the Google Maps app, which shows a record of how often you travel and how.
You can look at your stats for any month.

How to see your Google Maps timeline on the website

You can find the timeline on the Google Maps website too, but it looks a bit different.

1. Open Google Maps on your computer and click the three stacked lines in the top-left corner.

2. Select Your timeline.

The menu on the Google Maps website that lets you find your timeline.
The menu on the Google Maps website that lets you find your timeline.

You'll be brought to the Timeline page. Here, you can:

  • Click one of the blue bars at the top-left of the screen or enter a specific day to see all the places you traveled on that day.
  • Click the red Places option in the bottom-left to see every business, attraction, and place of interest you've visited.
  • Click the More Trips box to check out the vacations and get-aways you've been on.

You can also double-click a red dot on the map to check out the exact day you traveled to that spot.

A Google Maps timeline, displayed on a computer.
Your timeline will look different on a computer compared to your phone.

If you clicked something and want to reset the map, click Timeline in the top-left to return to your main Timeline page.

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