How to enable/disable location services on Twitter for iOS:
- Go to your device's Settings feature and tap Privacy.
- Tap Location Services.
- Next to Location Services, slide the switch to turn on feature.
- Locate the Twitter app and tap to select Never or While using the app.
How to enable/disable location services on Twitter for Android:
- In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
- Select Settings.
- Under General, tap Location and proxy.
- Select or deselect the checkbox next to Location to enable or disable the setting.
How does Twitter determine the precise location of my mobile device?
If you have location services enabled, Twitter may use a variety of signals to determine the precise location of your device, such as GPS, cell tower signal and data about nearby wireless access points.
Whether or not you have location services enabled, if you own a wireless access point (for example, if you have set up a wireless network), Twitter may use certain publicly broadcast information from that access point, such as its name/SSID, MAC address, frequency, and signal strength, to power Twitter's location services. If you prefer that Twitter not use data about your wireless access point in this way, you can opt out through the following options:
Add “_nomap” to the end of your wireless network’s SSID. For example, if your wireless network SSID (name) is “TwitterHQ” you would modify this to “TwitterHQ_nomap”; or
- Prevent your wireless network from publicly broadcasting its SSID.