Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of use

Inanannouncementtodayfromitssupportaccount,Twittersaiditisremovingtheoptiontotaglocationsintweets.ThefeaturewillstillbeavailableforphotosthroughTwitter’supdatedcamera.Thecompanysaidthisisbecause“mostpeopledon’ttagtheirpreciselocationinTweets.”

TwitterSupportMostpeopledon'ttagtheirpreciselocationinTweets,sowe'reremovingthisabilitytosimplifyyourTweetingexperience.You'llstillbeabletotagyourpreciselocationinTweetsthroughourupdatedcamera.It'shelpfulwhensharingon-the-groundmoments.

Twitteruserscanoptoutoflocationsharinginits“privacyandsafety”menu.Ifyoudon’twanttoshareyourlocationdetails,youshouldcontinuekeepingthefeatureturnedoffsinceitisstillavailableinTwitter’scamera.

Twitter’slocationtaggingfeaturefortweetsonitswebsite

Whilelocationtaggingmaynothavebeenaparticularlypopularfeature(andalsoposedapotentialprivacynuisanceforpeoplewhodidn’toptoutoflocationsharing),itnonethelesshaditsuses.Forexample,researchersusedittostudylarge-scaledemonstrations,includingOccupyWallStreetin2011andthe2013VinegarprotestsinBrazil.

Afterthelocationsharingfeaturefortweetsisremoved,userswhowanttosharewheretheyarecandosothroughserviceslikeFoursquareorYelporlocationhashtags.

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