Did Ya Know Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your EVERY Move?
If you're signed into your Google account on your phone, there's a good chance that the company has a recording of every place you've been. Users can go into their Google Maps account to see a map of every location they've gone to. Anyone who wants to keep this from happening in the future, should turn off Location History and Location Reporting .
How to check your Google Location History
The easiest way is to follow the link to the Google Maps Timeline page: Click here
This lets you see exactly where you've been on a given day, even tracking your methods of travel and the times you were at certain locations.
Alternatively, if you've got the Google Maps app, launch it and press the hamburger icon – three horizontal lines stacked on top of each other.
Then go to the Your Timeline tab, which will show places you've previously visited on a given day.
How to turn Google Location History off
The good news is that it's possible to immediately turn Google Location History off at any time.
You can turn off Location History here: Click here
However, to truly stop Google from tracking you, you'll also need to turn off Web & Activity Tracking.