Google Gathers Your Map Activity Under “My Places” Tab

While can store your search history, Google Maps is now storing and offering what you might call “map history” under a new tab called “My Places.”


It’s a convenient way to access the different types of activity you might’ve had inside Google Maps:

  • My Maps you’ve made
  • Business listings you’ve starred
  • Businesses you’ve rated/reviewed

It’s just those three options for now, but there’s room for more. I’d love Google to add a sort of address book in there where I could store the street addresses that I look up most often (for getting directions, etc.). Yahoo has had an address book for years now, and Google does remember your frequently used addresses via the web history feature — but you can’t manage that from this new “My Places” tab.

Still, it’s a welcome addition to Google Maps.

You’ll need to be signed in to a Google account to use the “My Places” tab. Read more about it on the Google Lat-Long blog.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Web History & Search History | Top News


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