New Update to the MyHeritage Mobile App

New Update to the MyHeritage Mobile App

The MyHeritage mobile app makes it easier than ever to explore and share your family history on the go. If you don’t yet have the MyHeritage mobile app, download it here. It’s available for iOS and Android, for both smartphones and tablets.

We’re happy to announce several new features in the MyHeritage mobile app to help you improve your family history research. Among the newly introduced features are Family Timelines, the ability to view family trees that you’re matched with, the ability to choose which information you extract from Smart Matches™, an improved research page, and more.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars recently hosted Guy Tsype, our Product Manager responsible for the MyHeritage mobile app, for a webinar describing all the new features in detail:

Family Timelines

Experience your family’s story in a special way using Family Timelines. From any profile in the family tree, click on the clock icon on the top right. You’ll then be able to explore that relative’s timeline and scroll through their family story. It’s a fun way to showcase and highlight family members and their journeys.

The more events and facts with dates you add to relatives in your family tree, the richer the family timeline will become. The Family Timeline is currently available only for smartphones (not yet on iPads and tablets).

Extracting Information from Smart Matches

Much like the MyHeritage website, after reviewing and confirming a match, you can now choose which pieces of useful information to extract from the match into your tree, rather than copying everything. This feature was in high demand, as many experienced genealogists prefer to extract information from matches manually.


We’ve completely revamped our search pages on the mobile app to help you explore the lives of your ancestors through billions of historical records.

By default, your search will be conducted among all records located in SuperSearch. Choose “Enable advanced search” to further refine your search.

You can tap the “By collection” tab to browse through our collections or search for a specific record collection. Selecting a collection will enable you to search for records in that specific collection.

View Other Trees

When reviewing a match, we added the ability to view the family tree that you are matched with so you can easily compare the two trees, and review new information. You can access this feature via Smart Matches™ or DNA Matches.

Photo Sharing

Until now, you could only add photos to your family site directly through the MyHeritage app. We’ve added the ability to upload photos to MyHeritage from some of the most popular photo sharing and editing apps. When tapping on a photo, use the share button to select the MyHeritage app. The MyHeritage widget will pop up and you will be asked to add an optional title to the photo or photos. Then you’ll be able to upload the photo(s) to a person in the family tree or to a specific photo album.

With the MyHeritage App, you’ll never miss an exciting discovery. Download it now and begin using it today. We have plenty of new features planned for upcoming releases, so stay tuned!


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  • Jozsef Keresi

    June 26, 2019

    Very good

  • Duane Nelson

    June 26, 2019

    Am I registered on the My Heritage–Mobile App? Free? What does it get me?

  • Linda Highley

    June 26, 2019

    I am interested in your new software. I have Already done a Dna test with 23 & Me. Can I send you my Dna number & still do your program?

    • E


      June 27, 2019

      Hi Linda,

      Go to for more info on uploading your DNA results from other testing services.

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Teresa Landeros

    June 27, 2019

    I Love this site. Thank You

  • Carolyn Diane Darago

    June 27, 2019

    I’m getting ready to do my moms DNA we’re hoping since her great grandmother was full blooded Native American it will show in her report, it did not show in mine. Thank u for this great way of finding out what your heritage is since my father never knew about his biological parents I have found out where we come from.

  • Ruby Milke

    June 28, 2019

    Is Myheritage free for users? With android phones?

    • E


      July 1, 2019

      Hi Ruby,

      Check out our various subscription plans here:

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Vicki L. Bratton

    June 29, 2019


  • David Pryor

    June 29, 2019

    This sounds like a quicker a and more convenient way of researching my family tree

  • David Peters

    June 29, 2019

    I’m game

  • Judith C. Martin

    June 30, 2019

    Would like to fine out my mother’s parents who gave her up for adoption & where they lived.

  • Mary Smith – Johnson

    July 1, 2019

    My maiden name is Smith not Johnson. Johnson is my married name

  • DeAnna Lowe

    July 2, 2019

    How exciting!