Google Maps will record your location every time your location service is enabled. The feature can be helpful to get the overall view of how you travel, going to work, driving, biking, or using public transport.
You may use the information to plan a future trip more efficiently based on the past data. On the other hand, Google may also do the same thing to learn about you and recommend relevant products or services. This is where some privacy-conscious people got a little uncomfortable.
Luckily, Google Maps doesn’t keep the data forever. It will be automatically deleted after a few months. Or, you could just purge it right away without waiting. Here’s how to clear your Google Maps location history.
#1 Delete location history on Google Maps desktop
1. Launch Google Maps on your desktop browser. Then click the menu icon on the top left.
2. After that, select Your Timeline.
3. Find the trash icon on the bottom right of the screen and click it.
4. Tick the checkbox and click Delete Location History.
5. Your past location timeline has been deleted.
#2 Delete location history on Google Maps Android/iPhone
1. Open the Google Maps app from your mobile smartphone.
2. Tap your profile picture next to the search bar.
3. Tap the upper right menu, then select Settings and privacy.
4. Find Delete all location History menu and open it.
5. Tick the checkbox and confirm Delete.
Your location history is now clean but Google will record your new location data if the feature remains active.