How to add your location to a Tweet

Note: Enabling this feature allows Twitter to show 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 and Yelp.

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

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Tweeting with your location on Twitter

To add a location to your Tweets:

  1. Once precise location is enabled on your device, compose a Tweet as you normally would. If you haven't previously attached a location to your Tweets, you may see a prompt asking if you’d like to enable precise 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 (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 icon  to open the dropdown list of locations.
  3. Your current location will be highlighted. Tap X in the top left to remove your location information from the Tweet. Your location information will not appear in future Tweets until you later choose to add location to a Tweet. 

Tweeting with your location

To add a location to your Tweets:

  1. Once precise location is enabled on your device, compose a Tweet as you normally would. If you haven't previously attached a location to your Tweets, you may see a prompt asking if you’d like to enable precise 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 (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 icon  to open the dropdown list of locations.
  3. Your current location will be highlighted. Tap the "X" in the top left to remove your location information from the Tweet. Your location information will not appear in future Tweets until you later choose to add location to a Tweet. 

Tweeting with your location

Sharing your location in a Tweet is currently unavailable on twitter.com.

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. Additionally, this setting will not remove locations shared through Direct Messages.


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 and Yelp. If you see an issue with a place provided by Foursquare, you can 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.

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