Timeline Lets Android Users Explore Their Past Travels
Google is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users of Google Maps that allows people to see all the places they've visited. The feature, called Timeline, makes it possible to revisit locations within Maps to recall where you've been. Google will also serve up any images stored in Google Photos tagged at the locations people visit as they travel through their past. Timeline is only visible to the account holder and can be deleted at any time. Users can wipe out their location history for a single day or an entire year if they wish. The improvement to Maps also lets people add more personal designations to points on the map, such as "Mom and Dad's House" rather than the specific street address. Timeline is being rolled out to Android users gradually. Maps is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Google Maps Timeline Feature Travels to iOS Devices
Apr 18, 2017
Google today made the Timeline tool of Google Maps available to iOS devices. Timeline tracks users' movements based on their location, providing a clear picture of where they've been, for how long, and how they got there.
Facebook Facial Recognition Tool Lets You Find Yourself In Untagged Photos
Dec 19, 2017
Facebook today rolled out a new feature meant to help people control when and where their image is posted to Facebook. Using the same facial recognition functions meant for tagging, Facebook will now notify people when they appear in a photo on Facebook even if they haven't been tagged.
Facebook's 'Memories' Page Lets You Recall the Good Times
Jun 11, 2018
Facebook today began rolling out a new way for people to view older posts. Memories is a single place on Facebook where people can find old status updates, photos, budding friendships, and life events.
Latest Google Photos App Improves Search
Apr 28, 2016
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Photos app for Android with a new search bar. The app places the search bar at the top, replacing the floating action button that previously adorned the lower corner of the app.