Post location FAQs

Below are some answers to common questions regarding posting with your location. Learn about how to post with your location.

What location information is attached to my posts?

  • Enabling precise location allows you to selectively add location information to your posts. This feature is off by default and you will need to opt in to use it. This allows X to collect, store, and use your precise location, such as GPS information.
  • Once you've enabled precise location, you will be able to attach a location (such as a city or neighborhood) of your choice to your post. Simply tap the location marker while composing your post, and select the location you wish to tag.
    Note: Once you post with a location, your next post will automatically include a general location label. Learn how to turn location off at any time.
  • Third-party applications or websites may let you post with location, including your precise location. We ask these developers to clearly explain what information is being shared when you use their products to post with location. 

What controls do I have when I attach location information to my posts?

Even after you enable posting with your location, you have additional control over which posts (and what type of location information) is shared. With this in mind:

  • post location is off by default, and you will need to opt in to the service.
  • You can turn post location on or off at any time. 
  • You can delete your past location data from displaying in your posts in a single place (see this article for step-by-step instructions).
  • Be cautious and careful about the amount of information you share online. There may be some updates where you want to share your location ("The parade is starting now" or "A truck just spilled delicious candy all over the roadway!"), and some updates where you want to keep your location private. Just like you might not want to post your home address, please be cautious when posting from locations that you don't want others to see.
  • Remember that when you're opted into post location, suggested locations may be offered to you, but you can still choose not to share your location for individual posts (see this article for instructions).
  • Please familiarize yourself with our general location settings and the settings of any applications and devices you post with so that you are always aware of the information you share.
  • Remember, once you post something online, it’s out there for others to see.

What location information is displayed?

  • All geolocation information begins as a location (latitude and longitude), sent from your browser or device. X won't show any location information unless you've opted in to the feature, and have allowed your device or browser to transmit your coordinates to us.
  • If you have chosen to attach location information to your posts, your selected location label is displayed underneath the text of the post.
  • On, you can select a location label such as the name of a neighborhood or city.
  • When you use the in-app camera on X for iOS and Android to attach a photo or video to your post and toggle on the option to tag your precise location, that post will include both the location label of your choice and your device's precise location (latitude and longitude), which can be found via API. Your precise location may be more specific than the location label you select. This is helpful when sharing on-the-ground moments.
    Note: The option to share your precise location from the in-app camera is currently available only on newer versions of X for iOS (6.26 or later) and on newer versions of X for Android (version 5.55 or later). 
  • Application developers are required to be up-front and obvious about whether your exact coordinates, or just the place, will be included in your post. When you post from a third-party application or mobile device, it should be clear which type of data will be included in your post.

Note: In some areas, you have the option to label your post 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 post is abusive, please report it to X.

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