Google is sending its users a timeline update via email to give a basic overview of the places visited in the year. The update is also available on a monthly basis. Even in the pandemic dominant 2020, people still managed to travel. This update aims to give users statistical data and, on that basis, show up images taken there.
Users are getting mails, stating, “Covid-19 changed the world’s travels in 2020, and how many places people were able to visit. If you were able to travel this year, you can see some of the places you’ve been with the help of this automated timeline email.”
Also, there is a map that shows how many new cities you visited. The “trends” section breaks down the types of places like shopping, food and drinks, and more that you visited in 2020. With its one of the most advanced AI, Google also predicts the statistics on how many miles you have walked or drove.
To use this feature, you need to have Location History turned on in your Google account settings. However, suppose you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on. In that case, Google may still save your location data when you use its sites, apps, and services, even if you’ve paused Location History or deleted your location data, per the company’s support pages for the feature. It is all up to you if you find this feature exciting or creepy. You have the control to choose the location and web history off if you don’t want Google or track every detail of your movement.