We are often asked what Geo Tagging is and how to do it. Hopefully, the information below can help you jump into what we dub as the one of “Greatest Features EVER” of Twitter. It’s important to note geotagging is disabled by default for all users which means you will need to opt-in in order to use it. To activate the new geotagging functionality, go to your Settings page within your Twitter account and click “Enable Geotagging”.
What is GeoTagging?
Geotagging is giving a location to your tweets. This information is either given by your phone’s GPS or your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Other services that take advantage of GeoTagging are Facebook Places and Foursquare.
How do you GeoTag your tweets:
Geotagging is turned off by default. To turn it on, go to your settings page and look for the location section:
After you have enabled geotagging, we recommend downloading either Hootsuite or TweetDeck to allow you to geotag when you are mobile. Isn’t this fun and cool? If you are a food truck vendor and geotag, give Twitter a few minutes and then check out our map to see your location pop up on the map! If we currently are not following your food truck, please contact us at @ahsodesigns or fill out our contact form and we’ll add you to the list!
Once you have downloaded one of these aps, follow their instructions to enable geotagging!
Thanks, and we look forward to following you out on the pavement!