Use Google Timeline to Track Your Movement

September 26, 2019

Many people rely on Google Maps for addresses, routes and more. For those that have enabled the Timeline feature, it can track your movements throughout the day. This includes places you’ve visited such as stores and restaurants. While this may feel a little creepy (and it kinda is), it can also be very useful.

When completing expense reports after a trip, you may have a hard time remembering where you went and what you spent. For example, you may have a simple receipt from a store that doesn’t identify the name or product. Looking at your Google Timeline will show you where you were that day, which can help in identifying unknown expenses or receipts.

To enable this, go into Google Maps. Choose Timeline from the menu – if its not enabled, follow the prompts to do so.

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