How to turn off location history in Google Maps
Google gets it, which is why the company introduced a simplified way to turn off location history from within Google Maps Timeline. The feature is now live for Android users and Google says it plans to eventually bring it to iOS users as well.
Google’s new “Location History” feature will show up as a simple toggle right on your Timeline interface. It’s a super convenient change, since you can now easily disable history without going anywhere else in the app. Previously, erasing your location history took several extra, unintuitive steps within the Maps app.
Open the Google Maps app > tap on your profile picture in the top-right corner > tap “Your Timeline” > toggle “Location History” off.
Protecting users’ privacy should always be this easy.