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Google Maps may soon let users add or remove places they have visited

The latest beta release of Google Maps has added a feature that will let you manually add a place you have visited, and also remove any locations.

Published onJanuary 26, 2018

  • The new 9.70 beta release of Google Maps adds a feature that lets users manually add locations they have visited to their timeline.
  • The new version also lets users remove any place they may have travelled to in the app’s timeline.
  • These addition will likely be added to the non-beta Google Maps app in the near future.

If you use Google Maps on your phone, and want to check to see the location of a specific place you may have visited in the past, you can do so by going to the “Your places” list, which is found in the app’s “Visted” tab. However, sometimes you may not find a place you went to on that list, or maybe there’s a location on the list that you want to remove, for some reason.

The recently released 9.70 beta version of Google Maps, as reported by Android Police, adds a new option to its overflow menu that lets you add a specific business or location to your visited places. When you tap it, it will now show that you have indeed been to that location, and when you were last at that place. You can also view it in your timeline. Finally, there a new “Remove” option that takes away any place that is recorded in the app that you have visited from your timeline.

Keep in mind that these new location adding and removing features are in the beta version of Google Maps, and have not yet been moved over to the non-beta edition of the app. It’s likely they will be added to the stable Google Maps app sometime in the very near future. Android Police also did one of their detailed code teardowns of the beta’s APK, and found evidence of other upcoming features that may or may not show up in Google Maps. They include custom shortcuts, movie showtimes and ticket sales support, a native screenshot feature and more. Again, keep in mind APK teardowns are no guarantee that these features will actually be added to Google Maps.

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