Twitter to remove precise location tagging in tweets

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In an announcement this Wednesday from its support account, Twitter said it is removing the option to tag precise locations in tweets. The feature will still be available for photos through Twitter’s updated camera.

The company said this is because “most people don’t tag their precise location in Tweets.”

“Most people don’t tag their precise location in Tweets, so we’re removing this ability to simplify your Tweeting experience. You’ll still be able to tag your precise location in Tweets through our updated camera. It’s helpful when sharing on-the-ground moments”

Twitter users can opt out of location sharing features in its “privacy and safety” menu.

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According to Twitter, if people don’t want to share their precise location details, they can continue keeping the feature turned off since it is still available in Twitter’s camera.

After the precise location sharing feature for tweets is removed, users who want to share where they are can do so through services like Foursquare.

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