Twitter is meant to be a public forum but there are things you want to keep private. Location sharing is one of such things. Both Android and iOS Twitter apps let you easily share your location while posting a tweet. Although this may be a great feature for businesses, the majority of Twitter users prefer to hide their location. If you too are concerned about your privacy, here’s a simple trick that will let you turn off location sharing on Twitter for Android and iOS.
Location services enable Twitter to provide you with the content that is better tailored to your location. In case you have location services enabled, the social media app may use a variety of signals such as cell tower signal and GPS to determine the precise location of your device. If you use your location in your last tweet, Twitter will automatically use it to all your future tweets that can put you at a privacy risk. Before you post your next tweet, learn how to turn off location sharing on Twitter. Let’s get started.
Turn off Location Sharing on Twitter
You can easily turn location sharing off on Twitter by tapping on the blue location icon.
Next, tap on the Remove option.
This will turn the location icon white assuring you that your location is no longer attached to your tweets. As long as you don’t turn it on again, it will stay like this only.
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For a more permanent solution, you have to make a quick tour to system permissions on your device. Scroll down to know how to disable Twitter’s location sharing feature.
Block Location Access on Android
- Navigate to your phone’s Settings
- Under the Apps section, tap on the Twitter option
- Tap on the Permissions option
- turn the Location switch to Off
In this way, you can turn off location sharing on Twitter for Android.
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Block Twitter Location Access on iOS
If you own an iOS device, follow the steps below to get the job done:
- Open the Settings app and scroll down until you find the Twitter option. There are two Twitter entries: the first one is listed with all your apps while the second is listed under the accounts section. You need to tap on the first Twitter entry
- Change the Location option from ‘while using the app’ to ‘Never’
That’s it! Now, Twitter is no longer able to share your location unless you give it permission again.