Google Maps Rolling out Feature to Protect Users’ Privacy

Sumedha Sen

Google Maps is changing the way it handles users’ location data.

Previously, the application stored the location history on Google’s servers, but with the new feature it will save all the location history on users’ devices.

Google Maps has also renamed the location history feature to Timeline.

The new feature aims to protect the data of the users.

To further protect the data, Google offers end-to-end encrypted cloud backups for the Timeline in Maps.