11.1.2021 | A handy new Google Maps feature for you to know
Google Maps has boosted its timeline feature to incorporate some of your favorite photos to help you relive any chosen day. The feature was first launched in 2015 and it allows Google Maps users to look back at their travels.
With the latest version of Google Photos, the timeline feature from Google Maps has integrated to Google Photos. Similar to Google Maps, users will be able to retrace their steps using the location data that Google stores to help you find your way using Google Maps, or tag a photo at a certain location for social media posts.
Google Photos will be able to map-out images from your library onto a Google Maps-stye timeline if they allowed your smartphone to save relocation data when you pressed the shutter or manually added the location data in Google Photos after the fact. Failing either of those, Google can try to roughly work out where the image was taken based on any recognisable landmarks in the image – for example, the AI has a pretty good understanding of where the Eiffel Tower is, or what the Empire State Building looks like from all angles.