Google Photos map view satellite launching, ‘Timeline’ travel

Last month, Google briefly mentioned that the History-powered Timeline feature in Maps was coming to Photos. Timeline integration is now distributed in Google Photos for iOS and Android, along with the ability to change the map level.

When you launch the Google Photos location view from the Search tab, users are greeted with a quick “View your route through the world with a Timeline added to your map” tab.

As well as showing where photos were taken, the map view can now show you the exact route you traveled that day. The company confirms that this route is private and only visible to you. When moved into a specific location, the app continues to overwrite the photos taken there over time.

However, now there is a map image in the top right hand corner of the image page that could move you out to show the route of the whole day (in light blue). This is driven by Location History and can be disabled by going to the new overflow menu where you will find a shortcut to Google Account settings.

Meanwhile, Google Photos now lets you replace the default map map with Satellite or Terrain.

This Google Photos map timeline is widely distributed on Android and iOS. It comes as Google announced this week new Cinematic 3D images and more Memories.

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