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How much did you leave your home in 2020? Google Maps knows

Google Maps sends out emails with data on where users have traveled and how they got there in 2020.

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How much did you leave your home in 2020? Google Maps knows
How much did you leave your home in 2020? Google Maps knows

This story originally appeared on PC Mag

Many of us are spending most of 2020 indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, if you’re curious about where life has taken you in the past 12 months, Google Maps has exactly what you need.

according to 9to5GoogleGoogle Maps offers “2020 Timeline Updates” which contain statistics about where you have been. These email updates summarize the locations visited over the past year for anyone with Location History turned on on Android.

In addition to the cities and places you’ve visited, you can view a list of the places you’ve broken down by type. This can include restaurants and shops and how long you have been there each month. If you’re curious how much exercise or driving you’ve done, there are sections that break down the kilometers traveled and the kilometers traveled.

These update emails are now slowly spreading to users. As of 2020, you might not have much to do, but hopefully 2021 will mean a return to our old habits, including travel.

To participate, make sure you have your location history enabled on Android. To do this, go to your timeline and tap on Settings. Select “Location History” then “Enable Location History”. You can turn this feature off at any time by changing the feature to “Stop location history”.

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