Google and other tech giants can track and share your personal data. These services are usually helping many people do their tasks easier.
Google Maps is one of the applications that make your life easier. It can help you go through unfamiliar cities.
You don’t have to worry since the app can provide straightforward and frustration-free directions from your smartphone.
All you need to do is install it from Google Play Store. Once you have it, you are all set to go for a long drive without getting lost.
Google Maps also has an innovative feature that most users don’t know about. Street View allows you to view your childhood home.
You can also use it to create your own stories and even going indoors. Google Street View is also useful when looking at real estate properties.
Why? Because it shows you what a commercial building or a normal house looked like for the past months or even years.
However, there’s something you need to know about this kind of app. Security researchers claimed that Google and other app providers have geolocation capabilities.
This feature is built into their respective apps and websites. It allows them to track and record the locations went to.
Google Maps is not the only service that tracks and records your personal data. Photos can also save and track your images to know the places visited.
However, there are still some things you can do to prevent these Google apps from accessing data. pi
You can turn off location tracking for your photos. To help you further, here’s how you can do it.
Checking Google Photos app
The first thing you need to do is open your Google Photos app. After that, you need to navigate to the bottom bar.
Doing this will allow you to tap the “Search” option. You’ll see the Places section.
Below that area, you need to tap the “View All” option. The section will show you a grouping of all photos.
These images are taken from specific places where users went. If you click the folder, a map will pop-up.
This map will show the location dots to reveal the precise location where you took the photo.
You can also do this on the Google Maps Website. All you need to do is to log in to your account.
After that, you need to open the Maps option and then choose the “hamburger” menu. This is located in the top left corner.
The full side menu will open. You must click on the “Your Timeline” option to continue.
This will show you the complete map of where you have been and the number of places you checked into. You can also recall all the places you previously visited.
All you need to do is open the side menu. You can do this by clicking on the “Your Places” option and then choose the “Visited” button.