How to use precise location on mobile devices

Enabling precise location through Twitter's official apps allows Twitter to collect, store, and use your precise location, such as GPS information. This allows us to provide, develop, and improve a variety of our services, including but not limited to:

  • Delivery of content, including Tweets and advertising, that is better tailored to your location.
  • Delivery of location-specific trends.
  • Showing your followers the location you are Tweeting from as part of your Tweet, if you decide to geotag your Tweet. 

Important: In order to enable precise location through Twitter’s official apps, you must enable location services for the Twitter app at the device level on your mobile device and precise location at the account level within the Twitter app. You must also ensure that location services are enabled on your device.

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How to enable and disable location services at the device level

  1. Go to your device's Settings feature and tap Privacy.
  2. Tap Location Services.
  3. Next to Location Services, drag the slider to turn the feature on.
  4. Then, locate the Twitter app in the list and tap Never or While using the app.

How to enable and disable location services at the device level

  1. Go to your device's Settings feature and tap Apps.
  2. Locate Twitter in the list of your apps and tap Permissions, then toggle the switch next to Location to turn on or off.
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How to enable and disable precise location at the account level within the Twitter app

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon, then tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Privacy and Safety.
  3. Under Safety, tap Precise location in the Location section.
  4. Within the Precise location page, drag the slider to turn the feature on or off.

How to enable and disable precise location at the account level within the Twitter app

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have, then tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Privacy and Safety.
  3. Under Safety, tap Precise location in the Location section.
  4. Within the Precise location page, tap the checkbox to turn the feature on or off.

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