Add your location to a Tweet

You can choose to add a location to your Tweets. You can add a general location label such as “SoMa, San Francisco", 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 app for Android or iOS, the Tweet may also include your precise location, 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 the location button .
  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 locationfrom the dropdown menu.
  3. The Turn off locationsetting 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 haven't previously added a location to your Tweets, you may see a prompt asking you to Enable location.
  2. Tap the location icon  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, your precise location (latitude and longitude) will be associated with the Tweet and findable via API.  
  5. 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.

To stop including your location in your Tweets:

  1. Tap the Tweet compose icon.
  2. Tap the location icon  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.

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:

  • Delete a particular Tweet that has the location data attached; or
  • 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 Privacy and safety
    3. Under Privacy, look for Tweet location.
    4. Click Delete 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.