Adding your location to a Tweet

Enabling this feature allows Twitter to:

  • Show your followers the location you are Tweeting from as part of your Tweet.

    You can choose to add a location to your Tweets using Twitter for Android, Twitter for iOS, twitter.com or other mobile applications. For example: To give additional location context to your Tweet, you can add a general location label such as “SoMa, San Francisco." In select locations, on Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android, you may also label your Tweet with the name of a specific business, landmark, or other point of interest. These locations are provided by Foursquare.

    If you are using Twitter for Android or Twitter for iOS, the Tweet may also include your precise location (e.g., the coordinates of the street intersection where you Tweeted), which can be found through API, in addition to the location label you select. See below for more information.

    Tweeting with your location on the web:

    Tweeting with your location is disabled by default for everyone.

    To add a location to your Tweets:

    1. In the Tweet compose box on twitter.com, click Add Location  (next to the location marker ) in the compose box.
    2. Your current location will be displayed.
    3. Click the location button again to see a dropdown menu with other options. You can choose any location listed, and your selected location will show up with a green checkmark.
    4. You can also search for a location by using the search field at the top of the location menu.
    5. The Turn location on settings will be saved, so the next time you compose a Tweet on twitter.com your location information will automatically appear and be associated with your Tweet.

         

        To stop including your location in your Tweets:

        1. In the Tweet compose box on twitter.com, click the button with your location.
        2. Select Turn off location from the dropdown menu.
        3. The Turn off location setting will be saved, so next time you compose a Tweet on twitter.com your location information will not appear.
          Note: Your browser may ask to “Remember Your Location" or to "Share Location". Click "Yes" if asked.

          Tweeting with your location on Twitter for iOS or Android:

          To add a location to your Tweets:

          1. Once location services are enabled on your device, compose a Tweet as you normally would. If you have never previously attached a location to your Tweets, you may see a prompt asking you to Enable location.
          2. Tap the location marker  in the Tweet compose box to open a list of places that you can choose.
          3. Select the location you want to add to your Tweet.  
          4. If you choose to toggle on the "Share precise location" button (available on Twitter for iOS version 6.26 or later, and on Twitter for Android version 5.55 or later), your precise location (latitude and longitude) will be associated with the Tweet and findable via API. 
          5. For earlier versions of Twitter for iOS and Android, your Tweet will always contain both your selected location name and the precise location of your device (which can be found via API) when you Tweet. 
          6. The next time you Tweet using the Twitter app on the same device, your general location will automatically be displayed with your Tweet, using your current location. For Twitter for iOS versions before 6.26 and Twitter for Android versions before 5.55, your precise location will automatically be attached to the Tweet (and findable through API) along with the general location. 

          To stop including your location in your Tweets:

          1. Tap the Tweet compose icon.
          2. Tap the location marker  to open the dropdown list of locations.
          3. Your current location will be highlighted. Tap "Remove" in the top left to remove your location information from the Tweet. Your location information will not appear in future Tweets.

          Tweeting with location on mobile.twitter.com

          (For browsers supporting HTML5 and geolocation.)

          To add a location to your Tweets on mobile.twitter.com:

          1. Log in to mobile.twitter.com from your mobile device.
          2. Tap the Me tab, then tap the gear icon.
          3. Select Settings.
          4. Tap Edit next to Account & privacy.
          5. Check the box next to Add location information to my Tweets to enable the setting. Disable location information by unchecking the box.
          6. Enter your password and tap Save.
          7. Note: when you add a location to your Tweet, your location information will automatically be added to future Tweets composed on mobile.twitter.com.

          To stop including your location in your Tweets on mobile.twitter.com:

          1. Open the Tweet compose box.
          2. Tap the location icon location-marker.jpg to remove your location from appearing in your Tweet. Your location information will not appear in future Tweets.

            Different mobile browsers have different methods of controlling location access for a specific websites such as mobile.twitter.com. Please consult your browser settings.

            How to remove location data (web only)

            To remove your location data from displaying in your previous Tweets, including Tweets posted from mobile devices, you can either:

            1. Delete a particular Tweet that has the location data attached; or
            2. Remove location data from displaying in all of your Tweets. To do this:
              1. Log in to your account on twitter.com.
              2. Go to your Security and privacy settings.
              3. Under Privacy, look for Tweet location.
              4. Click Delete all location information. Please note: this can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
              IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTE: It is important to note that deleting location information on Twitter does not guarantee the information will be removed from all copies of the data on third-party applications or in external search results.

              Having trouble?

              Check out our Tweet & DM Troubleshooting section for solutions to common problems.

              In some areas, you have the option to label your Tweet with a specific business, landmark, or point of interest. These places are sourced from Foursquare. If you see an issue with a place please report it via Foursquare’s Help Center. If you believe that a specific Tweet is abusive, please report it to Twitter by following the instructions here.