Google Maps allows all personal data and actions taken by users to be downloaded as a backup. By performing the procedure, users can create and download to the computer a file with account information, search history, saved locations, ratings, comments and other actions performed within the platform. The feature can help people who want to know what personal data is accessed by Google through a Maps account.
After setting up, users can expect to receive a link in Gmail to download and wait until a download button is offered on the feature screen. The file available in zip format. Check out the following tutorial how to download your data to your PC and find out what Google Maps knows about you
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Step 1. Open Google Maps from the computer with your previously logged in Google Account and click the three bar icon in the upper left corner of the screen;
When to open the online service options bar Google Maps Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Access the "Your Maps Data" option to view the feature page;
When to go to Google Maps data download page Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 3. To start the file preparation, click on the "Download Maps Data" option;
Action to start preparing backup file with Google Maps data Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Keep the features you want to save to the backup file selected. If you want to download all data, keep everything selected. To continue, click the "Next Step" button;
Screen to choose data to back up in Google Maps Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 5. Select how you want to receive the file. There is an option to receive a download link via email or directly to DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Box. Then set whether to download all data to a single file or schedule downloads every two months. To continue, click the "Create File" button;
Screen for setting up Google Maps data backup file Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 6. You can wait on page until the file is ready. In this case, just click on the "Download" option to finish the backup. There is also the option to close the page and wait until a download link is sent to your Gmail.
Downloading the backup data file from Google Maps Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Use the tip to keep your personal data and activities backed up in your Google Maps account backed up.