The web more or less flew right into a tizzy awhile again once they found out that Google used to be monitoring their each and every transfer. It’s now not like Google used to be hiding, making this data easily accessible to users on the web (and allowing them to opt out). That knowledge has now been streamlined and is absolutely available in the Google Maps app on Android way to the recent 9.12.0 update.
The update — rolling out lately — introduces a brand new “Timeline” choice in the slide-out menu the place “Explore local” was. Selecting this may increasingly pull up an overly particular view of your travels, plotting out places and puts on a map, how so much time you’ve spent there, and even pictures you took at the same time as there. We think this may well be useful if you can’t understand that the region of a brand new eatery you visited or one thing alongside the ones strains, however we expect this particularly helpful for monitoring imaginable dishonest spouses (we’re taking a look at you Ashley Madison customers). Keep in thoughts that not anything is actually set in stone, with the solution to edit any and all issues on the map, even delete whole days.
If this freaks the ever dwelling sh*t out of you (that is positive to spark lots of FUD throughout Facebook in the coming days/weeks/months), you can all the time choose out utterly. Just don’t be expecting Google Now to be as sensible and useful as she frequently is. In both case, you can both stay up for the update to hit your Play Store, or obtain it from us proper right here.
Download: Google Maps 9.12.0 (Timeline)